Podtalk: Programmer Stephanie Sack on Ti West’s ‘X’ & ‘Pearl’ at FACETS

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CHICAGO – The same day that director Ti West’s “MaXXXine” – the third film in his “Maxine” series – is released, why not catch up with the story beforehand at Chicago’s FACETS with a double feature/discussions on the first two films, “X” and “Pearl,” presented by film programmer Stephanie Sack. Click TI WEST for tickets/details.

Mia Goth portrays Maxine in “X” and the title character in “Pearl.” The singularly titled “X” is the first film of the trilogy, and involves a fledging group of porn filmmakers and their cast on a Texas farm location in 1979. In “Pearl,” the setting is the same, but the year is 1918, regarding a dreamy farm girl who desires to dance and eventually be in the fledgling movie industry. The third film, “MaXXXine,” is in theaters the same day, so noble cinema buffs can catch all three.

‘Modern Horror Retro Vibe’ Presentation via Host Stephanie Sack (inset)
Photo credit: FACETS.org

Stephanie Sack is a film programmer (“La Gialloholique”) and partner in “Barge Lady Cruises,” a luxury small ship experience. Since 2008 she has taken hot yoga classes in both hemispheres, nine countries, dozens of cities, and seven languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, and Estonian). In her film work in Chicago, she focuses on classic and repertory cinema, with an expertise in the Italian “Giallo” genre of horror/thriller. Ms. Sack is also helping to program the upcoming (click) Chicago Horror Film Festival.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, Film Programmer Stephanie Sack talks about the road to “X” and “Pearl” …

Trailer, “X” …

Trailer, “Pearl” …

The Modern Horror Retro Vibe presents Ti West’s “X” and “Pearl” in a double feature at FACETS Chicago – 1517 West Fullerton Avenue – doors open at Noon on July 5th, 2024. For more info on FACETS, click here. For more info on BARGE LADY CRUISES, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Editor and Film Critic/Writer

© 2024 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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