Karyn Kusama on the Power of Grief and Denial in the Dinner Party from Hell, ‘The Invitation’ | IndieWire

Karyn Kusama wrote and directed her first feature film, “Girlfight,” in 1999. The film won the Director’s Prize and shared the Grand Jury Prize at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, the Grand Prize at the Deauville Film Festival, the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival and the IFP’s Gotham Award for Best Feature. Kusama directed the 2005 science-fiction love story “Aeon Flux,” starring Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand. Her third feature was the 2009 comedy-horror film “Jennifer’s Body,” written by Diablo Cody and starring Amanda Seyfried and Megan Fox. (Press materials)

“The Invitation” opens in theaters and is available on VOD April 8.

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