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As part of the promotion for the release of American Mary in the UK, Universal Pictures invited directors Jen & Sylvia Soska along with American Mary herself Katherine Isabelle to the UK to be part of a nationwide theatrical tour. With sold out dates scattered along the week long tour, these rock stars of film making set the road ablaze with creativity and talent, winning the hearts and minds of film fans up and down the country.
On January 13th, the American Mary tour in conjunction with Film4 Frightfest stopped off at The Glasgow Film Theatre and here's the Q&A that followed a very special screening. If you've yet to see the film it might be best to watch with caution as there may be some spoilers.
American Mary is a treat like no other and whilst the awards season has been set alight with nominations for Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln and other movies, I can guarantee that American Mary is one film that was almost certainly overlooked. A wonder to behold for film fans around the world, American Mary is a must see for 2013 and this video featuring these lovely ladies will only make fans of the films love it more.
Check out the trailer and synopsis below and then head for the Q&A, I'm sad I missed the tour but I'm delighted this film is getting the recognition it deserves. Long Live American Mary!
Struggling to make financial ends meet while studying to be a surgeon, talented medical student Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) finds herself reduced to applying for work at a local strip joint in order to pay off her mounting debts. During her interview, she is unexpectedly called upon to perform some illegal emergency surgery on one of the club’s clients and is instantly rewarded with a significant cash payment.
Word of Mary’s scalpel-work soon reaches one of the club’s dancers, Beatress Johnson (Tristan Risk), who approaches her offering to pay handsomely for some off-the-books, extreme body-modification work on a friend. The ensuing surgery is a huge success and Mary’s skills soon attract the attention of an underground network of high-paying clientele, all looking for someone to administer procedures and body-mod work unavailable through the usual legal channels.
However, the allure of the easy money and the increasingly bizarre work she is commissioned to perform begins to leave a mark on Mary, and when an incident involving the established surgeons she once idolized leaves her traumatised, “Bloody Mary”, as she has come to be known, responds in the only way she knows how.
American Mary has no US Release date yet but XLrator Media have acquired distribution rights, keep an eye on their website for more news on the planned US release or just watch this space, anything that helps American Mary sell makes me a happy geek!