37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024



Preceded by the short film Tooth

Life has not been easy for Anna since the unexpected death of her best friend and roommate Izzy. The last piece of Izzy lives on in her cat, Booger, but when Booger runs away, Anna’s life continues to unravel. During her frantic search for Booger, Anna is bitten by a stray cat. She begins to experience troubling physical changes, including taking on certain feline characteristics. Through Anna’s physical transformation, the film comments on the powerful role of female friendships and the various manifestations of loss.

Mary Dauterman’s debut film deals with grief, mutation, and desperation in this beguiling meld of body-horror and  comedy that strikes a surprising balance between grotesque and sweet. 

“Feels like the indie body horror equivalent of Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, doing for grief what the latter did for depression” -AWFJ, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Fed up with decades of flossing, whitening, and forced perfection of modern beauty standards, a tooth sparks an all out war against its oppressor.


Wednesday, October 25


8:15 PM


Violet Crown 5

Film Info

Director: Mary Dauterman

Runtime: 78 min.

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Year: 2023

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Grace Glowicki, Garrick Bernard, Marcia DeBonis, Heather Matarazzo, Sofia Dobrushin, David Rysdahl, Richard Perez, Jordan Carlos