PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND
First show: September 16
In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber (Nicolas Cage) is sprung from jail by a wealthy warlord, The Governor (Bill Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Sofia Boutella) has run away. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days if he doesn’t find the missing girl, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman — and his own path to redemption.
Directed by Sion Sono. 2021. USA. 103 min.
*Plus Short: THE LEAF
The COVID-19 pandemic changes and destroys everything in daily life, and people would not be able to enjoy movies with friends in the theatre for a long while. It applies directly to the arts and film community that filmmakers and art creators would not be able to take any jobs for months or years. Will is a member of the filmmaking community in the San Francisco Bay Area, who is also experiencing the dilemma. As an immigrant from China, he struggles financially in the current US as a filmmaker, but at the same time, he is uncertain about whether he could still be himself if he moves back to China since he is also facing the uprising of racism against immigrants and Asians in the US. THE LEAF is a personal poetic hybrid documentary film about a filmmaker’s dilemma as both a filmmaker and a gay immigrant during this pandemic.
Director/Writer/Producer/Editor: William Jian Zang. USA. In English & Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles 2021. 4 mins
*Precedes the feature films:
AWARE: GLIMPSES OF CONSCIOUSNESS on
9/24, 9/25, 9/26, 9/28, 9/29 and
PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND on
*Plus Short: DEMI’S PANIC
This Bill Plympton short follows Demi, a young Latina professional living in NYC, whose prophetic dreams become all too real when an invisible danger causes catastrophic loss. She turns to her boyfriend Omar for support, but a safe harbor is hard to find when the world is being buffeted by an unprecedented storm. “Witty & intelligent, charming & poignant… a relevant wake-up call intense pandemic times” – Jeffrey Lyons, WCBS Radio
*Precedes the 9/24 & 25 shows of PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND!
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