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Woodshock Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
  • Kate Mulleavy
  • Laura Mulleavy
Produced by
Written by
  • Kate Mulleavy
  • Laura Mulleavy
Music by Peter Raeburn
Cinematography Peter Flickenberg
Edited by Dino Jonsater
  • Waypoint Entertainment
  • COTA Films
  • Bloom
Distributed by A24
Release date
  • 4 September 2017 (2017-09-04) (Venice)
  • 22 September 2017 (2017-09-22) (United States)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million[1]
Box office $39,719[2]

Woodshock is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Kate and Laura Mulleavy, in their directorial debut. It stars Kirsten Dunst, Joe Cole and Pilou Asbæk.

The film had its world premiere at the 74th Venice International Film Festival.[3] It was released on September 22, 2017, by A24.


Theresa (Kirsten Dunst), a woman in the wake of profound loss, is torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug.



In May 2015, it was announced Kate and Laura Mulleavy would direct the film, from a screenplay they wrote, with Kirsten Dunst starring, with Ken Kao, Ben LeClair and Michael Costigan producing the film under their Waypoint Entertainment and Cota Films banner respectively.[4] Filming began on June 29, 2015 in Eureka, California.[5][6]


The film will have its world premiere at 74th Venice International Film Festival in the Cinema in the Garden section September 4, 2017.[7] The film was released on September 22, 2017, by A24.[8]

Critical response[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 19% based on 42 reviews and an average rating of 4.5/10.[9] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating to reviews, the film has a weighted average score of 38 out of 100 based 23 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[10]

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