2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

The Final Girls

Friday, March 13
10:00PM - 11:28PM

Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave


The Final Girls is an unconventional comedy about Max, a high school senior, who is mysteriously transported with her friends into a 1980s horror film that starred Max’s mother, a celebrated scream queen.

Trapped inside the movie, Max finds herself reunited with her mom, who she lost in real life. Together with Max’s friends, they must fend off the camp counselors’ raging hormones, battle a deranged machete-wielding killer and find a way to escape the movie and make it back home.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 88min

Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson

Executive Producer: Darren M. Demetre, M. A. Fortin / Joshua John Miller

Producer: Michael London, Janice Williams

Screenwriter: M. A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller

Cinematographer: Elie Smolkin

Editor: Debbie Berman

Production Designer: Katie Byron

Sound Designer: Lew Goldstein

Music: Gregory James Jenkins

Principal Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Alexander Ludwig, Nina Dobrev, Angela Trimbur, Tory N. Thompson, Chloe Bridges


Ever since his grandfather gave him a video camera for his Bar Mitzvah (after years of relentless pestering), Todd has been a one-man movie-making machine, directing, writing, shooting and editing all his work. He directed A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas when he was 29 and also makes weird shorts that have been in SXSW. He loves veal parmigiana.

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Elle Lipson

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Steve Beeman



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