Blood of the Tribades (feature film)
Followed by a Q&A with writer/director team Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein
Thursday June 15, 2017
The Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery in Brattleboro, VT
Doors open at 6:45pm
Show starts at 7pm
$5 (suggested donation)
Description: 2000 years after the great vampire Bathor established the village of Bathory, superstition and religious violence take over as the men and women battle for control. When the men are afflicted with a mysterious illness, they become certain that the vampire women of Bathory are responsible for their ills, and thus, the hunt begins! Long-forgotten lovers Élisabeth and Fantine find that, with the help of those who were banished, it is their fate to piece together the past and help preserve what little of their society remains before Bathor’s impending return and judgment.
“…a love letter to offbeat lesbian vampire films that offers powerful discourse on self-identity, feminism, and the violence wrought from religious dogma. Immersive, elegantly photographed, and guided by a terrific original score by Night Kisses, Blood of the Tribades urges vampire tradition forward in challenging new directions.” – Chris Hallock, Boston Underground Film Festival
About our special guest filmmakers
Sophia Cacciola (she/her/her) and Michael J. Epstein (he/him/his) are Los Angeles based filmmakers, writers, and musicians. Their films and music have been have been featured in such outlets as TIME, USAToday, SPIN, CURVE, and Fangoria.
Blood of the Tribades is the third feature film (after TEN and Magnetic), from Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein. This film was deeply inspired by both the sparse, surrealist, weirdo 70s arthouse euro vampire films [e.g., The Shiver of the Vampires (1971), Lips of Blood (1975), and Vampyros Lesbos (1971)] and the theatre-derived British Hammer vampire films [e.g., Twins of Evil (1971), Countess Dracula (1971), Lust For a Vampire (1971), and The Vampire Lovers(1970)].