HORRIFIC WOMEN – Female Directors Killin’ It

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First show: October 27

Oozing blood and excruciating pain are a monthly experience for most women so who better to direct horror films!

 

This Halloween we celebrate the women directors who have given us such great blood, guts and gore.


Friday, October 28th at 9:15pm

NEAR DARK in 35mm

Kathyrn Bigelow

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Absolutely one of the best vampire films ever made and Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s very first feature, NEAR DARK did not do well when it opened, but achieved cult status soon after. Innocent ranch hand Caleb (Adrian Pasdar) can’t resist ice cream licking Mae (Jenny Wright) and becomes the plaything for a blood thirsty horde of RV roaming vampires led by the sociopathic Severin deliciously played by Bill Paxton.  NEAR DARK directed by Kathryn Bigelow, 1987, USA, 95 min, 35mm Tickets


Saturday, October 29th at 7pm

THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS

Hélène Cattet

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Directing duo Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani’s visual masterpiece is an homage to the masters of classic Italian Giallo horror. Dan returns home from a business to find his wife is missing from their swanky French apartment. With no signs of struggle or break-in and with no help from the police, Dan’s search takes him from apartment to apartment searching for answers that only lead him down a psychosexual rabbit hole of nonstop grotesqueries. THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS is a bloody and taut fantasia of suspense that leaves the viewer entranced in this highly original erotic thriller.THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS dirs Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, 2013, Blegium, France, Luxumberg, 102 mins Tickets


Saturday, October 29th at 9:30pm

JENNIFER’S BODY

Karyn Kusama

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Directed by Karyn Kusama, written by Diablo Cody and named after a Hole song, Jennifer’s Body is a powerhouse of female kick ass creativity. Megan Fox stars as a demonically possessed high school cheerleader who gleefully starts killing her male classmates who never stood a chance with her before.  Amanda Seyfried plays her nerdy best friend who eventually decides she needs to stop her, but not after an award-winning kiss. JENNIFER’S BODY dir by Karyn Kusama, 2009, USA, 102 min. Tickets

 


Saturday, October 29th at 5pm

 THE BABADOOK

Jennifer Kent

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Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. THE BABADOOK dir Jennifer Kent, 2014, USA, 93 min. Tickets


 Sunday, October 30th at 5:15pm

LYLE

Stewart Thorndike

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Break out actress Gaby Hoffman (Transparent, Girls) plays Leah who is pregnant and has just moved into a New York apartment with her successful girlfriend June played by Ingrid Jungermann (dir. Women Who Kill). With June always at work Leah is left to unpack the boxes and watch their adorable toddler Lyle. Following a tragic accident, however, Leah’s mind begins to unravel and she becomes suspicious of those around her. Reminiscent of a lesbian Rosemary’s Baby, LYLE skillfully explores grief and the effects a tragic event can on the mind. LYLE dir Stewart Thorndike, 2014, USA, 70 min Tickets


Sunday, October 30th at 6:45pm

MESSIAH OF EVIL

Gloria Katz

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2K restoration! Think Carnival of Souls meets H.P. Lovecraft meets Night of the Living Dead, topped off with a nod from the psychedelic early seventies and that pretty well sums it up. Elisha Cook Jr. and Royal Dano make great cameos, but the really catchy actor is Joy Bang as a cute, cuddly immature hippie chick.  Joy goes searching for her missing artist father and her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult. MESSIAH OF EVIL dirs Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, 1973, USA, 93 min. Tickets


Sunday, October 30th at 9pm

RAVENOUS in 35mm

Antonia Bird

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After faking his death to escape combat, the cowardly Capt. John Boyd (Guy Pearce) is sent to an isolated military outpost called Fort Spencer. Living there is a skeleton crew assisted by several indians and everything goes fine until a near dead man(Robert Carlyle) staggers into camp during the middle of a very cold winter. After being warmed up and fed, he recounts a horrifying tale of a wagon train murdered by its supposed guide — a vicious U.S. Army colonel gone rogue. Fearing the worst, the regiment heads out into the wilderness to verify Colghoun’s gruesome claims and search for survivors. RAVENOUS directed by Antonia Bird, 1999,Czech Republic, UK and USA, 101 min., 35mm Tickets


 

 

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