"Twin writer-directors Jen and Sylvia Soska pushed some buttons at the Whistler Film Festival with a late-night screening of American Mary, their thriller about a med student who drops out to do black-market body-modification surgeries.
Walk through the Whistler village centre with the self-styled Twisted Twins, and they stand out like a pair of ravens at a Canada Goose
convention, as they have a good cackle about the wholesome mountain
types who walked out in the movie’s first half.
“It’s been such a long time since we’ve had a quiet audience, or
people walking out,” Jen says. The two just returned from a
cross-country tour of Australia before Whistler, and earlier screened
the film at festivals in Europe and the U.S. Whistler was the B.C. debut
for the Vancouver-filmed movie.
“They’re not used to having extreme content, not that I would call American Mary having extreme content,” Jen says.
Indeed, if the film draw winces, it’s more through implied violence and gore.
Clearly, the Soskas clash with the Whistler vibe – the pair even got lost a couple of times."
~ Glen Schaefer