Amy thinks she’s dying tomorrow…and it’s contagious.
Cast: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Kentucker Audley, Katie Aselton, Chris Messina, Tunde Adebimpe, Jennifer Kim, Josh Lucas, Adam Wingard, Michelle Rodriguez, Olivia Taylor Dudley
Directors: Amy Seimetz
Writers: Amy Seimetz
Taking the idea of death being a contagious disease very literally is She Dies Tomorrow, the second feature from Amy Seimetz, which was a late addition to the Melbourne International Film Festivals online edition.
The first act of the film focuses on Amy (Kate Lyn Sheil) coming to terms with the fact she’s going to die tomorrow. A devastating realisation that’s come with such an unshakable truth. The mistakes she’s made. The dreams she had. She will die tomorrow.
Amy wonders around her recently purchased home littered with unpacked boxes and reminisces amongst the belongings. She reaches one conclusion: everything here is dead. The floor is dead; the walls are dead; the brittle leaves and decaying bark in her backyard are all dead. What will she become when she dies?
An all-day of drinking finds Amy’s friend, Jane (Jane Adams) arriving at her door. With little to no dialogue up to this point in the film, Amy turns to Jane and says, “I think I want to be a leather coat when I die.”
The disease that is death passes to Jane and Jane passes it on as she heads home. Soon death is a moving plague and we follow a few key characters as they respond to its effects.