Dirs: Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe, USA, 2019, 95 mins, Cert: 12A
Mon 9 December 2019 // 20:00
Tue 10 December 2019 // 20:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)
In a bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Lisa (Dawn Luebbe) are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life — starting with her newborn daughter.
Meanwhile, a psycho yoga-teacher-killer is on the loose, Jill’s husband (Beck Bennett) has developed a curious taste for pool water, and Lisa is pregnant with a soccer ball. That’s just the tip of the gloriously weird iceberg that is the feature debut from writers-directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, a hilariously demented, Stepford Wives-on-acid satire destined to be an instant cult classic.
“This screening is presented in association with Bird’s Eye View & Reclaim The Frame and the film will be preceded by a recorded introduction featuring Reclaim The Frame in conversation with Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe.”
"This future cult classic hilariously picks apart society’s most excruciating habits" - Katherine McLaughlin VODzilla
“The best Saturday Night Live movie that Saturday Night Live never made” – Peter DeBruge, Variety
“It’s like Wes Anderson taking on a Black Mirror instalment…or David Lynch suddenly directing an episode of Desperate Housewives” – Indiewire
“Greener Grass is destined to be a cult classic. It's fun and fucked up in the best way possible.” – Birth Movies Death
“Imagine what hell might be spawned if David Lynch and Martha Stewart had a baby that they then gave to John Waters to raise, and you might be somewhere in the neighbourhood of the genius that is Dawn Luebbe & Jocelyn DeBoer's GREENER GRASS.” – Screen Anarchy