M.F.A. will be released on October 13 via Dark Sky Films. The powerful rape-revenge thriller takes on the issue of sexual violence on campus. It received a Grand Jury Award nomination at SXSW earlier this year.
Directed by Natalia Leite (Bare), M.F.A. stars Francesca Eastwood (Final Girl), Clifton Collins Jr. (Westworld), Leah McKendrick (Bad Moms), and Peter Vack (Mozart in the Jungle).
A trailer is expected soon. Until then, here’s the synopsis:
Noelle (Francesca Eastwood), an art student struggling to find her voice, is sexually assaulted by a fellow classmate. Attempting to cope with her trauma, she impulsively confronts her attacker, leading to a violent altercation that culminates in his accidental death. Noelle tries to return to normalcy, but when she discovers she is only one of many silenced sexual assault survivors on campus, she takes justice into her own hands. A vigilante is born - retribution is the inspiration she’s been waiting for.