Well we've come to the last week of SF Indie Fest and it's bittersweet. I hope you guys made it out to a couple of these screenings, especially since many of them had guests from the movie there to answer questions and talk about the film afterwards. All the screenings we made it out to were awesome and I hope these movies get wider releases now that the fest is coming to a close. There are still a lot that I want to see! And there are still a couple of chances to check some of these movies out, but this is the last week until next year.
Tuesday @ 10:45pm (1hr 38min)
Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
"In a time of social and political unrest in Haiti, anthropologist Dennis Alan (Bill Pullman) travels to the torn country to study a Voodoo drug used in religious practices to turn victims into living zombies. With the help of a witch doctor (Brent Jennings) and a fellow researcher (Cathy Tyson), Dennis pieces together the deadly mystery. But as Dennis uncovers the secrets behind the mysterious powder, he must evade the Haitian authorities who view his research as a potential threat."
Wednesday @ 10pm (1hr 25min)
Action/ Drama (IMDB)
"Veterans (Jean Glaude, Jeff Risk) regroup to hunt a villain (Cameron Mitchell) moving in on their former commander's business."
Summer School (1987)
Friday 26th @ 7pm (1hr 27min)
Cult film/ Teen (Google)
"Apathetic gym teacher Freddy Shoop (Mark Harmon) is ready to take the summer off in Hawaii, but he's forced to either teach summer-school English or risk losing his tenure. Now he's stuck teaching a group of unmotivated students as disappointed to be stuck in school over the summer as he is. But with the help of a friendly history teacher (Kirstie Alley), Shoop is at least learning how to act the part of supportive mentor and perhaps even learning something about himself as well."
Ski School (1990)
Friday 26th @ 9:30 (1hr 35min)
"Dave Marshak (Dean Cameron) and his friends are a pack of highly skilled skiers and devoted party animals. On the slopes, they are known as "Section 8." But their reputation is at risk when a ski school of snobs -- headed by pompous and preppy Reid Janssens (Mark Thomas Miller) -- shows up looking to win the end-of-season downhill competition. Now, the stakes have never been higher because, if Section 8 is beaten, they'll lose more than bragging rights. They'll also lose their jobs."
Friday 26th @ 11:30pm
Comedy/ Horror/ Musical
"Ralph (Dean Cameron) is a sexually frustrated vampire who suffers from a peculiar curse. He's condemned for eternity to watch his one true love, Mona (Tawny Fere), be murdered by a ham bone. Now it's 1990, and Ralph is determined to break the cycle of reincarnation and death. But, before he can think about saving Mona's life, his first order of business is winning her affections. He does that by starting Rockula -- a rock band that's sure to stake a claim on her heart."
The Super Shangri La Show Presents:
The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
Wednesday 24th @ 7pm (1hr 25min)
Drama/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
"A documentary-style drama about the "Fouke Monster", a Bigfoot-type creature that has been sighted in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950's."
Wednesday 24th @ 8:40pm (1hr 24min)
Horror/ Scifi/ Thriller (IMDB)
"Bigfoot kidnaps some women and some bikers decide to go on a rescue mission to save them."
The Third Man (1949)
Thursday 25th @ 7:30pm (1hr 44min)
Film Noir/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
"Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, "The Third Man" stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from British officer Maj. Calloway (Trevor Howard) and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Anna (Alida Valli)."
Wednesday 24th @ 7:45pm (1hr 33min)
Action/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
"An ambitious and near insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall."
Two Seconds (1932)
Wednesday 24th @ 6:15pm & 9:35pm (1hr 8min)
Drama/ Thriller (IMDB)
"In the two seconds after convicted murderer Jim Allen (Edward G. Robinson) is electrocuted, his life flashes before him. During Prohibition, Jim was a construction worker living with his best friend, Bud Clark (Preston Foster). Jim met Shirley Day (Vivienne Osborne) at a dance club, where she feigned interest in him and tricked him into marriage. Unaware of her duplicity, Jim was angered by Bud's attempt to tell him the truth, and a series of violent confrontations led Jim to his dark fate."
Monday 22nd @ 7pm (1hr 38min)
This showcase features some of the best indie horror, sci-fi and “genre” work normally dismissed by more traditional film festivals."
Wednesday 24th @ 9:15pm (1hr 32min)
Drama/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
"A long-forgotten horror film somehow makes it into your DVD player. For some reason, you click on the commentary track. As the director and writer discuss the images on the screen, it becomes apparent that the horror behind the camera was far more disturbing than what they filmed. An exercise in brilliant meta-commentary, this is like Mystery Science Theater done by Hannibal Lecter. Featuring Barry Lyndon star Leon Vitali as himself, and Frankenstein in the actual Terror of Frankenstein. -Bears Fonte"
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