Sleeping Beauty at the Miami Beach Cinematheque

From Dec 16 through 21, 2011.

The film Sleeping Beauty, directed by Julia Leigh and starring Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, Peter Caroll, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque from December 16th through 21st.

This controversial debut film by Australian Julia Leigh is a fascinating depiction of a young woman’s reckless decent into a shocking world of erotic desires. Lucy is a young university student possessed by a kind of radical passivity. One day she answers an ad in the student newspaper and interviews for a job to be a lingerie waitress.

But she is secretly being initiated into a world of strange new work; one where she will have to give into absolute submission to her clients by being sedated; becoming a “Sleeping Beauty”. She finally develops the will to break the spell by discovering what happens to her while she sleeps. With a fearless performance by Browning, Leigh creates a bold cinematic vision; one where Lucy, both in her clandestine sexual adventures and in her mundane daily existence, lives with the same unflinching and brutal honesty.

Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue
South Side. Ground Floor
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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