Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night

2022 • United States • Directed by Gia Elliot

An allegorical story of violence against women and the dangers of victim-blaming wrapped in a classic monster movie, writer-director Gia Elliot takes no prisoners in her multi award-winning debut feature Take Back the Night.

Finding herself the victim of a violent monster attack, Jane launches a vigilante campaign to hunt the beast that tried to kill her. But her troubling history of drug use and mental illness bubbles to the surface, causing her family, community and the authorities to question her account. Alone in her fight, Jane starts to doubt her own memory of the attack… and to wonder if the monster exists at all.

Fuelled by formidable female talent both in front of and behind the camera, Take Back the Night is a terrifying suspense thriller that’s both an eye-opening exposé and a powerful rallying cry.

Take Back the Night
  • Take Back the Night

    2022 • United States • Directed by Gia Elliot

    An allegorical story of violence against women and the dangers of victim-blaming wrapped in a classic monster movie, writer-director Gia Elliot takes no prisoners in her multi-award-winning debut feature Take Back the Night.

    Finding herself the vict...

Extras

  • Take Back the Night (Audio-commentary with G. Elliot and A. Heller-Nicholas)

    2022 • United States • Directed by Gia Elliot

    Audio-commentary with Gia Elliot and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas.

    An allegorical story of violence against women and the dangers of victim-blaming wrapped in a classic monster movie, writer-director Gia Elliot takes no prisoners in her multi award-win...

  • #MonstersAreReal

    #MonstersAreReal, a visual essay by film critic BJ Colangelo looking at survivor unity, sexual violence, and social media.

  • Please Don't Say the Word 'Monster' on National Television

    Please Don't Say the Word 'Monster' on National Television, a visual essay by film critic Emma Westwood.

  • Trauma and Space

    Trauma and Space, a visual essay by film critic Cerise Howard exploring the idea of ‘safe spaces’, sanctuary and vulnerability in Take Back the Night.

  • What is a Body?

    What is a Body?, a visual essay by film critic Justine Smith examining bodily autonomy and perception in the digital age.