“EVE’S NECKLACE” (OR, TODD HAYNES STARTED WITH DOLLS…)
Via Harry Knowles at AICN, here’s a trailer for what looks like one of the more interestingly odd films on the indie circuit at the moment: Eve’s Necklace. It’s playing tonight in Austin at the Alamo Drafthouse Village, and while the on-screen actors may seem a little stiff, their voices are provided by John Hawkes, co-star of the Sundance Grand Prize-winning Winter’s Bone, and Cyndi Williams, lead actress in Kyle Henry’s The Room. This is director Daniel Erickson’s first movie in 20 years. He’s an Austin-based music video director whose two previous feature credits are the independent Scary Movie and Mr. Pumpkin.
Here’s what Knowles had to say:
The movie is titled Eve’s Necklace and is directed by a fella by the name of Daniel Erickson —and it couldn’t be any more mondo bizarro if it tried. The movie is made exclusively with Mannequins — and it works. About 3 months or so ago, I had the pleasure of seeing this very different film. Essentially, it is a thriller filled with sexual undertones and overtones. It is violent, in so far as Mannequins can be violent, and they can. It’s oddly fetishistically sexual in many ways — but it is a fascinating experiment gone right.