Film - American Psycho
This season, the Library will show seven films directed by women. These films range from blockbusters to indie flicks and have subject matter that deals with the dark aspects of human nature, including Nazi Germany and suicidal teenagers, and the light side—a family on vacation and a rap group that pretends to be tougher than they actually are. The first film in the series follows Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), a businessman who is obsessed with Huey Lewis, new suits and having the best business card in the boardroom. He’s also a serial killer, and he rapes and murders his victims for no apparent reason. In his quest for success and, possibly, meaning, Bateman goes on a killing spree, and it’s as funny as it is terrifying. Soon, Detective Donald Kimble (Willem Dafoe) is on his trail after the disappearance of Bateman’s associate Paul Allen (Jared Leto).