January 20, 2017 — Sean Brosnan’s eagerly anticipated directorial debut, My Father Die, opens theatrically today.
The action/drama/horror film has a Southern Gothic soul and a tough and violent heart.
Praise has been pouring in since the film’s debut at SXSW. Consequence of Sound says: “The final 30 minutes of My Father, Die do exactly what a great horror movie is supposed to: it makes you wonder just how in the f*** our heroes are going to escape from this.”
Variety said the film is a “thematically simple, aesthetically complex revenge tale…this is a bold and talented debut,” and asserted that Brosnan “…brings a poet’s flamboyance and unpredictable rhythms” to the film.
Cultured Vultures added “We’re treated to Sean Brosnan’s debut and boy, does it not pull punches. In fact, it lands every jab, cross, and hook. And if the raucous crowds the film attracted during it’s three SXSW showings, the film is well on its way to either breaking through or dangling on the line as a cult classic.”
The New York Times added: “Mr. Brosnan conjures a Bible-thumpin’, biker-beatin’ hellhole of perverted preachers and leather-vested louts. This is his first feature, and he is not shy about it, hurling his lurid vision onto the screen with cheeky confidence. …Bathed in a funk of testosterone, and heaving with homophobia and misogyny, “My Father Die” is a trashy jewel. As with the Rubens painting of Saturn devouring one of his sons that punctuates certain scenes, you kind of can’t stop looking at it.”
My Father Die opens theatrically today. Check here for theaters and times.