Friday, August 26, 2011

The Woman and Feral People: An Unbelievable Cinematic Truth

The Woman has generated some controversy based on its misogynistic tones and scenes of torture. Early reviews from major news sources have called the film "an hour and a half of brutal misogyny" (Reporter) and "devoid of wit, flair and thematic focus" (Variety). However, most critics agree that the film is out to shock and there is often an audience for films that will push boundaries. The Woman will premiere in the United Kingdom August 27th and North America October 14th.

Part of the premise for The Woman is this focus on a feral person captured in the wild. Strangely, this is not an uncommon occurrence, with hundreds of stories of feral people being found in jungles and forests locally and abroad. Recently, there was a report of a Cambodian woman found malnourished and partially naked in Rattanakiri Prov. (2007). Her speech was imparied and her ability to socialize was diminished. Many found feral children and adults are unable to learn or relearn language because of abuse, mental deprivation and/or mental impairments. As well, stories of feral people are often fabricated; yet, there is a great deal of truth found in these stories and in the almost unbelievable premise of The Woman. The latest United Kingdom poster for the film is shown here, North American theatre dates are below, along with the film's latest disturbing trailer.

Release Date: October 14th, 2011 (Limited Release, North America).

Director: Lucky McKee.

Writers: Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee.

Producers: Andrew van den Houten, Robert Tonino, Josh Garrell, Elaine Marie Gibson, Robert D. Krzykowski, Frank Olsen, Lluis Fe Perez, and Loren Semmens.

Cast: Sean Bridgers, Pollyanna McIntosh, Angela Bettis, Carlee Baker, Shana Barry, Marcia Bennett, Lauren Ashley Carter, Chris Krzykowski, Alexa Marcigliano, Pollyanna McIntosh, Shyla Molhusen, Tommy Nelson, Frank Olsen, Lauren Petre, and Zach Rand.

The latest (08/25) mature trailer for The Woman is here:

*rated restricted for strong bloody violence, torture, a rape, disturbing behavior, some graphic nudity, and language.

**theatre locations and showtimes are listed here. Be sure to read more reviews before going, or you might experience the shock of your life:

New York City:

AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd St. New York, NY 10036

AMC Lowes 34th Street 14
312 W. 34th St. New York, NY 10001

AMC Lowes Jersey Gardens 20
651 Kapowski Road Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Los Angeles:

AMC Block 30
20 City Blvd West
Ste. 1 Orange, CA 92868

AMC Atlantic Times Square 14
450 N. Atlantic Boulevard
Monterey Park, CA 91754

San Francisco:

AMC Loews Metreon 16
101 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

AMC Bay Street 16
5614 Shellmound Street
Emeryville, CA 94608


AMC Pacific Place
600 Pine S. Ste. 400
Seattle, WA 98101

AMC South Center 16
3600 Southcenter Mall
Tukwila WA 98188


AMC Studio 30
2949 Dunvale
Houston, TX 77063

AMC Gulfe Pointe 30
11801 So. Sam Houston Pkwy E
Houston, TX 77089

AMC First Colony 24:
3301 Town Centre Boulevard
South Sugar Land, TX 77479


AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18
7000 Carpenter Rd
Skokie, IL 60077

AMC Showplace Galewood 14
5530 W Homer St
Chicago, IL 60639

AMC Ford City 14
7601 S. Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL 60652-0000

AMC South Barrington 30
175 Studio Drive
South Barrington, IL 60010-7142

A Review of The Woman at Variety (Rob Nelson):

The Woman at Variety

A Second Review of this Title at the Hollywood Reporter (John DeFore):

The Woman at the Hollywood Reporter


Cambodian Woman Rescued from Jungle After 20 Years

The book from which the film is based:

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