In a few days, Larry Fessenden’s modern take on Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN will take shape at the IFC Center in New York City.
That’s right! On Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00pm, Depraved will have its world premiere at What the Fest!? Depraved, set in modern Brooklyn, is a meditative reimagining of Shelley’s classic novel, which explores the crisis of masculinity and ideas about loneliness, memory and the subtle psychological shocks that shape us as individuals.
Alex (Owen Campbell) leaves his girlfriend Lucy (Chloë Levine) after an emotional night, walking the streets alone to get home. From out of nowhere, he is stabbed in a frenzied attack, with the life draining out of him. He awakes to find he is the brain in a body he does not recognize. This creature, Adam (Alex Breaux), has been brought into consciousness by Henry (David Call), a brilliant field surgeon suffering from PTSD after two tours in the Mideast, and his accomplice Polidori (Joshua Leonard), a predator determined to cash in on the experiment that brought Adam to life. Henry is increasingly consumed with remorse over what he’s done and when Adam finally discovers adocumenting his own origin, he goes on a rampage that reverberates through the group and tragedy befalls them all.
Depraved was written and directed by Fessenden, and the film stars David Call, Joshua Leonard, Alex Breaux, Ana Kayne, Maria Dizzia, Chloë Levine, Owen Campbell, and Addison Timlin.
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