One night, college art student Noelle (Francesca Eastwood), "attends a small party, where she meets up with Luke (Peter Vack), a fellow student who invited her.
"They spend time together talking, and get along well enough that Noelle goes with him upstairs to his room. Once the door is closed, they start making out, but very quickly Luke turns aggressive and then nasty, violently raping her."
The premise is far too familiar, and almost commonplace, in modern society, which is an angering, nauseating thought. As portrayed in M.F.A., written by Leah McKendrick and directed by Natalia Leite, that night of horror leads to unexpected consequences.
In our exclusive clip, Noelle (Eastwood) confronts Luke (Peter Vack) about what happened. His reaction to her righteous anger is something to see. It's evil, really, and it sets up the rest of the film.
I saw M.F.A. at SXSW this past spring, and though I had slight reservations about it, there's no denying that it's deserving of greater attention, the rare kind of genre thriller that has something more provocative in mind than blood and guts.
Watch the clip below, as well as the trailer. Visit the official site for more information. M.F.A. opens in select theaters and on various digital platforms on Friday, October 13.