"How to Deter a Robber"
The Christmas spirit turns mean in How to Deter a Robber, writer/director Maria Bissell’s Wisconsin-set black comedy about a yuletide home invasion gone awry. Madison Williams (Vanessa Marano) plans to spend her Christmas at her family’s Wisconsin summer home writing her college application essay. But when her neighborhood experiences a series of burglaries, Madison drops everything and recruits her boyfriend Jimmy (Benjamin Papac) and her Uncle Andy (Chris Mulkey) to stand their ground in the event the burglars target the house. How to Deter a Robber will stream 5 p.m. Sept. 29 during the Celebration of Fantastic Fest virtual film festival via Alamo On Demand. How to Deter a Robber represents Maria Bissell’s directorial debut.
Aired: Sept. 24, 2020