Lizzie

New York Times Critics' Pick
105 mins.
Directed by Craig William Macneill
R
2018

LIZZIE is a psychological thriller that reveals many layers of the strange and fragile Lizzie Borden, who stood accused of the infamous 1892 axe murder of her family in Fall River, Massachusetts.

An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie (Chloë Sevigny) lives a claustrophobic life under her father’s cold and domineering control.

When Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart), a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan.

"Ms. Sevigny’s intelligence and formidable control keep the melodrama grounded... Craig William Macneill’s focused direction and Noah Greenberg’s superb cinematography weave a suffocating cocoon." Jeannette Catsoulis. A New York Times Critic's Pick!