Press Release –
LOS ANGELES, October 12, 2022 — RLJE Films, Shudder and AMC+ have partnered and
fully financed the highly anticipated thriller, THE APOLOGY. The film will be released by
RLJE Films on December 16 in theatres and streaming on Shudder and AMC+ the same day.
Directed and written by Alison Star Locke, in her feature film writing/directing debut, THE
APOLOGY stars Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad,” Sully), Linus Roache (My Policeman,
“Homeland”), and Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer, Reality Bites).
“THE APOLOGY is like nothing else you will see this holiday season. An intense and
chilling thriller led by a tour-de-force performance from Anna Gunn,” said Mark Ward,
Chief Acquisitions Officer of RLJE Films. “We are ecstatic to once again partner with our
friends at Shudder and Company X Productions to bring this captivating original to
In THE APOLOGY, twenty years after the disappearance of her daughter, recovering
alcoholic Darlene Hagen (Anna Gunn) is preparing to host her family’s Christmas
celebration with her best friend Gretchen (Janeane Garofalo). Late Christmas Eve, Darlene’s
estranged ex-brother-in-law, Jack (Linus Roache) arrives unannounced, bearing nostalgic
gifts and a heavy secret. Soon, Darlene finds herself caught between reason and ruthless
instinct. Trapped together by a dangerous storm, a battle of wits escalates to a violent game
Awarded the ReFrame Stamp for gender-balanced production, THE APOLOGY was
produced by Lisa Whalen, Kim Sherman and Stacy Jorgensen of Company X Productions,
the all-female production company behind films like No Man of God and Seven Stages to
Achieve Eternal Bliss.
Stay tuned For a first-release trailer!
In theatres and streaming this December