Director Richard Williamson’s Black and White Screens in ASFF’s Thriller Strand

This November, ASFF screens two thrillers by award-winning Australian director Richard Williamson. With Status (2011) receiving recognition from numerous festivals including Carnival Indiana 2011, Fantasia Montreal 2012, Chashama New York 2011 and the Bermuda IFF 2012, we take a look at the filmmaker’s new, wickedly dark, psychological thriller Black and White (2014). In this dramatically edgy and pessimistic reflection on modern-day society, the viewer meets face-to-face with the film’s protagonist, who unknowingly gets invited to a sex party, and has no way out. In this insightful and disturbing social nightmare, surviving with your soul intact is tough. Welcome to the Black and White Midnight Party. Williamson’s Black and White will be shown in Thriller Screening 3.

ASFF is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing short filmmaking. One of the UK’s most exciting site-specific events, this year’s festival will take place in 15 iconic venues across the historic city of York from 6 – 9 November 2014.

Alongside screenings, ASFF also presents a dynamic series of masterclasses and workshops with leading industry figures, working with such organisations as BAFTA, Channel 4, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Association of Camera Operators, Raindance, Double Negative, Beggars Group and many more. There are also guest programmes, networking opportunities and special events throughout the weekend, as well as screenings from our guest countries: Japan, Iraq and Lebanon.

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1. Richard Williamson Black and White. Courtesy of Richard Williamson Films and Vimeo.