Friday, October 12, 2007

Weekanerd: Wolves Come Out of the Walls at a Murder Party and Kill You in Front of Yourself

Friday, October 12th
"Chris finds a mysterious invitation on the street and follows it to what he thinks will be a fun costume party. It turns out to be a lethal trap set by a gang of deranged hipster artists." Come out and support this home-grown gore fest laffer that won the Audience Award at Slamdance this year. Then hang out to ask the guys what they're trying to say about American foreign policy. Need some convincing? There's a trailer here.

Saturday, October 13th
This may be the only chance you'll ever have to see a film projection of La Jetée, the beautiful short film that inspired Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys. It's followed by the 45 min Wavelength, which is... uhhhhh.... "In Wavelength, a camera zoom slowly edges forward until it ends by framing a photograph of waves on the opposite wall. Throughout the course of the film, an accompanying sine-wave signal becomes higher and more piercing." Yeah, you might want to sneak out as La Jetée's credits roll.

Sunday, October 14th
Put some culture in ya butt! Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's haunting children's book has been transformed into a stage musical, and judging from the trailer (follow the link above to get to it) it looks like they've kept McKean's signature visual punch intact. After there's a "talk back" that I imagine involves terrified kids asking the director if the monsters are real.