When a series of shocking and grotesque murders disrupts the normally tranquil open plains of America’s heartland, the FBI is called in to piece together the three survivors’ very different stories.
When two FBI agents, played by Julia Ormond (Smilla’s Sense of Snow) and Bill Pullman (Spaceballs), arrive at the police station of a remote rural town, the reception from the local authorities is less than warm. They have been called in to invesigate the sudden outbreak of a killing spree that has left a trail of destruction and just three eyewitnesses: a police officer, a drug addict and an eight-year-old girl (played superbly by Ryan Simpkins of Revolutionary Road.) Through their statements, we learn the innocent are not as blameless as they initially seem to be. As the story slowly unfolds through flashbacks and personal narrative, the truth seems to grow increasingly lost in a series of compelling subplots, trapping the audience in a voyeuristic haze. Director Jennifer Lynch (daughter of David and director of Boxing Helena) builds the tension very subtly, until a barrage of twists and turns hit you like a car crash. When the dust settles, Surveillance will leave you a bit dazed and confused as to where exactly your sympathies lie. -- Mark James Wawrzynski
Saturday, April 4, 9:30 PM
Prince Music Theater
Tickets at Venue
Sunday, April 5, 2:30 PM