D. Karyn Kusama | MA15+ | USA
“Nothing Nicole Kidman has done in her career can prepare your for Destroyer” – Variety
When a new case uncovers traumas from a past undercover operation, an LAPD detective (Nicole Kidman) is forced to face her personal and professional demons, in this genre-defining work from Karyn Kusama (Æon Flux, Girlfight).
From Dirty Harry, to John McClane, to Jimmy McNulty, cowboy cops have been enjoyed and cheered on throughout the history of film. Nicole Kidman as Erin Bell can be added to that list; her physical transformation here and is extraordinary. Director Karyn Kusama breaks cinematic ground in Destroyer with a detective every bit as badass, brooding, and brash as her male counterparts.
As a young detective, Erin and her partner Chris (Sebastian Stan, I, Tonya) were placed undercover in the California desert to infiltrate a notorious criminal gang, controlled by their dangerously unstable leader, but the operation ends in tragedy. Years later, struggling to maintain a relationship with her daughter and still haunted by her past, she embarks on a mission for redemption and closure when it appears Silas has re-emerged.
“A transformative performance…mesmerising” – The List
Screenwave and JMT Present
Thursday 27 June
Groups 10+ $10