With Zoë Bell in person
Part of the ongoing martial arts series, 拳与剑, organized by Warrington Hudlin
Dir. Josh C. Waller. 2013, 87 mins. DCP. With Zoë Bell, Rachel Nichols, Tracie Thoms, Sherilyn Fenn, Doug Jones. In her biggest role to date, Zoë Bell headlines a sly subversion of the women-in-prison genre. When Sabrina is mysteriously abducted, she finds herself in an underground lair, forced to do battle with other innocents for the amusement of unseen spectators. After showcasing her amazing physicality and tough-as-nails persona in films and television, Bell finally has a film to call her own, filled with bloodshed and mayhem of the highest order. With a cast of who’s-who genre favorites, including Sherilyn Fenn (双峰) and a rare performance sans prosthetics from Guillermo del Toro mainstay Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), 夷 announces its extreme intentions from the very first frame.