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  • Aptly set in Los Angeles, this film is an impressionistic, dark and stylish murder mystery. The LA that GEMINI’s characters inhabit is an insecure city filled with insecure people; secrets have to be hidden — especially about sex — and everyone lies. Starlets like Heather (Zoë Kravitz) and her assistant Jill (Lola Kirke) are locked in a codependent dance of protection and deflection. With GEMINI, director Aaron Katz delves into dreamy neo-noir territory with nods to films from auteurs like Alfred Hitchcock, Krzysztof Kies’lowski, Brian De Palma and David Lynch that tackle the “double” in cinema — and the potential, in the process of taking on an alternate identity, of subsuming the darkness of another’s soul. – Jacqueline Lyanga

  • Born in Portland, OR, Aaron Katz studied directing at the North Carolina School of the Arts. His debut feature as a director/writer DANCE PARTY, USA premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. His credits include QUIET CITY (2007), COLD WEATHER (2010) and LAND HO! (2015), co-directed with Martha Stephens.

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