NYC: Barbara Steele-Starring “THE BUTTERFLY ROOM” Opens FridayNews Samuel Zimmerman
How thrilling to see Barbara Steele onscreen again! In addition to a role in Ryan Gosling’s upcoming directorial debut LOST RIVER, the Italian Horror icon stars in Jonathan Zarontello’s THE BUTTERFLY ROOM (alongside a stellar ensemble), which opens in a limited engagement at New York City’s Cinema Village this Friday, August 8.
Starring Steele, Julia Putnam, Ray Wise, Heather Langenkamp, Camille Keaton, P.J. Soles, Adrienne King and more, THE BUTTERFLY ROOM focuses on “Ann, a reclusive, elegant lady, with an obsession for butterflies, who’s surprisingly befriended by the eerily beautiful young Alice. Using her seductive innocence, Alice establishes a disturbing mother daughter relationship with Ann. Lured into her twisted world, Ann soon discovers that she is not the only recipient of the girl’s affections. Confronted by Alice’s other lady friends, Ann’s shock awakens a dark, hidden past, unchaining a spiral of madness: a series of brutal and bizarre crimes that Ann will have to commit to preserve her harmless and deceptive appearances. The only one who recognizes there’s something unsettling about Ann, is nine year old Julie, her next door neighbor’s daughter.”
THE BUTTERFLY ROOM starts this Friday at Cinema Village and will feature Q&A’s with director Zarontello on Friday (8/8) and Saturday (8/9) at the 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. shows. You can purchase tickets to the screenings here.