Director Aaron Katz’s skillful, disappeared-woman drama Cold Weather made waves at South By Southwest in 2010. The Portland, Ore. filmmaker then bounced over to Iceland to co-direct (with Martha Stephens) the wonderful buddy comedy Land Ho! — but now Katz has returned to the mystery-thriller arena with his newest film, Gemini, premiering this weekend at the festival in Austin, Texas.
The new movie is about the relationship between a Hollywood actress (Zoë Kravitz) and her personal assistant (Lola Kirke). John Cho costars as a policeman investigating a crime involving the two women. And as you can gather from the exclusive image of Kravitz and Kirke (above), rich with red and blue fluorescent light, the film promises a stylistic trip into the dark. Another mark of quality assurance: One of the movie’s producers is Adele Romanski, fresh from her Best Picture Oscar triumph for Moonlight.
Gemini premieres March 12 at SXSW. Check out the fest’s site for more details.