July 17, 2020 -
The Tropic is excited to host the virtual premiere of Shirley, a riveting new feature from Josephine Decker (Madeline’s Madeline). Inspired by the life of iconic horror writer Shirley Jackson, Shirley is “Decker’s funniest film to date, yet also her most intimate and erotic.” (Little White Lies)
Shirley Jackson (Golden Globe-winner Elisabeth Moss) is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.
“Elisabeth Moss is mesmerizing … in the fictionalized tale that incorporates humor, drama, and tension, [and Michael] Stuhlbarg shines in the role of the controlling husband.” —Victoria Advocate
Dir. Josephine Decker / 107 minutes / 2020