Synopsis: An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free- all the while fueling a vivid thesis exhibition.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Natalia Leite
Production: Dark Sky Films
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

lighter touch.



I think she's looking at me.


All right, let's watch

our proportions,

lines, and shading.

Most important,

let's make life on the page.

"Life on the page."

Not just drawing

body parts, people.

Very nice.

Nice work, Luke.

He was, like,

super nice to me.

Here we go.

Class first. Practice.

Are you going to sketch

naked people?

-Yeah. [Chuckles]

-That sounds awkward.

It's -- it's really awkward,



Is that me?

All right, guys.

What do you think?

Well to me,

it kind of looks like

something you did

last semester.

I mean, I'm just having

a hard time placing the emotion

behind the expression.

Yeah is --

is that your intention?

This just looks like something

a 16-year-old girl painted

in her mom's basement.

I really like

the line quality.

It just feels

a little bit tame.

I'm hoping that

when it's finished,

that it invites the viewer

to look closer at the emotion

that's not typical.

Yeah, we're not

noticing emotion.

We're noticing

you censoring yourself.

Look, the technique is there,

but that's not enough.

Not anymore.

What are you thinking

for your thesis exhibition?

Portraits, photorealism,

the stages of life.

The stages of life.

Come on, Noelle.

Get messy.


Fail miserably. All right?

Make something ugly.

Who cares?

F*** it. That's why

you're here, right?


Let's jump in the deep end

this year.

Shane, you're up.


I'll meet you guys there.

-All right.

-But just one second.

What's up? What's up?

-How are you?

-I'm good.

Can I, uh, just see

what you're doing?

Let me see.

Yeah, this is cool.

I like this a lot.


"Thank you, Luke."

You could just say thank you.

-That's, like, a totally

appropriate response

-thank you.

When someone gives you

a compliment.

Oh, awesome. You did it.

I like this.

This is good.

So, my roommates and i

are having a party tonight.

I'd really love for you to come.

You want to come?





-Cool. So I'll see you there?


All right, cool.


Hey. Do you mind

if I use your washer again?

Yeah, there's a, um--

there's a key in the flower pot.

-You can use it whenever.

-Amazing. Thank you so much.

Look at you, hot stuff.

What are you doing?

Are you going on a date?

-It's just, like, a party thing.

-Ooh, a party thing.

You know, you should dress

like this more, Elle.

You got a hot body.

You don't think it looks like

I'm trying too hard?

I think trying

is a good look.

Are you meeting someone special

at the party thing?


I-i mean, there's this guy,

but I don't even know

if he's into me.

Of course he's into you,

why wouldn't he be into you?

You know what you should do?

You should invite him

over for a midnight swim.

That's my move.

-A midnight swim?

-Mm-hmm. Works like a charm.

How does it even go?

I mean, are you just, like,

"hey, attractive guy.

Do you want to come over

for a midnight swim?"

Yeah, yeah.

That's kind of...

I'm terrible at this.

A little bit.

It's okay. You don't invite

any guys over, ever, do you?

I just don't have time.

I mean, just school

and stuff, you know?

Okay, let's think.

Tonight, the party thing.

You're going

to dance with him.

I don't think it's really a...

Dancing thing.

It does not matter.

Guys are guys.

You don't need game

to hook up with a guy.

You could say,

"peas and carrots"

and they're down.

-Peas and carrots?

-Peas and carrots.

Peas and carrots.

Peas and carrots.


-Peas and carrots.


So good.



I have always wanted

to be an artist,

but I actually feel like I might

be moving away from painting

as a practice.



-But you're so good.

-I think I've always had

a talent for painting

and drawing,

I think it's something

that came naturally.

But I don't know.

Like, when I think about

my life moving forward

and, like, my art,

i feel like I'm--

like, what would it mean

to develop a practice

that didn't include painting?

You know? Like what does it mean

to approach,

like, a non-painting discipline

as a painter? Do -- you know --

-Luke, hey.

-Oh, sorry,

i missed your thing.


But you're doing it

next weekend, and I'm there.

-Yeah, you better be.

-Okay. Sorry about that.

Was I seriously

just, like, going on

about the kind of art practice

i want to have?

Yeah, but it's--

it's fine.

Am I literally

the worst person ever?

No. No, no, no. I love

listening to you talk about art.

Okay, good,

because I was really enjoying

the conversation.

Usually that sh*t feels false,

and it didn't.

-Okay, welcome. Welcome.

-Thank you.

Okay. Um, I told you

i wanted to take things

in a new direction,

and, uh, yeah,

I started making ceramics.

You got to imagine them

like a hundred times this size,

because I imagine them,

like, in parks.

What do you think?

Yeah, I think they're cool.

I mean, this one, um...

They're cool.

I think it's cool that you're

just trying something new.

Oh my gosh,

you're so f***ing sexy.


Oh, my god.

Um, Luke--

oh my god.

Mm, you like that, baby?

No, um...

Hold on a second.

You like that?

Oh, f***, you're

so f***ing tight.

No, no. No.

-Yeah, lay back.

-No. No.

Be good.

-Be good, okay? Be good.

-No, no. Please


-Be good.

Be a good girl now.

Oh, my god.

No, stay, stay.

Stay. Stay. Stay.

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