Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights! (like us on Facebook, if you dare!)
My cohort Sebastian O’Brien and I are closing out September at The Cinefamily with a brand new film, Calvin Lee Reeder’s ballstrippy mumblecore-horror (mumblehorror? mumblegore?) opus The Oregonian. With Mr. Reeder in person to explain himself during our Q&A!
Here is the lowdown:
“Bold, impressionistic, possibly symbolic or maybe just nuts, The Oregonian follows a young woman (Lindsay Pulsipher of “True Blood”) as she wakes up from a car crash to find the world has gone horribly wrong. With its startling sound design and Reeder’s backwoods, David Lynch-esque world view, the film never the less fits comfortably within what seems to be one of the subtexts of Sundance films this year: ‘Am I crazy, or is this the apocalypse?’ ” — Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
There is a place where the skies are wide and the forests are thick — to say nothing of completely strange. You can lose yourself forever in these woods. Here you’ll meet truckers with serious problems, and old women with unspeakable powers. You may even make a furry friend. Just be sure to stay quiet. Spend some time with a woman from Oregon, who is lost on the road and running away from her past. Now she has a chance to experience everything the grotesque Northwest has to offer, whether she likes it or not. If you are familiar with Calvin Lee Reeder’s surreal horror shorts Little Farm and The Rambler, then you know you are in for some thick atmosphere in The Oregonian. Reeder is a king of ambiance, using color and sound to creep you out as much as the sinister characters do. The moody, tense vibes will make you laugh, too. Come in, sit down, and get lost.
The show is at midnight. For theater info or ticket purchases go here.
As always I am giving away some free tickets (each with a +1). To enter all you need to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with OREGONIAN in the subject line and tell me what your favorite backwoods/smalltown crazy people movie is. Include your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.
Coming soon: in October we’re going all out. Let’s just say, fans of my Franchise Me column will be pleased.