Church of Film

May 26th, 2019


Sunday, May 26th. 8:30pm at Psychic! FREE! Young-Gul, a young student, encounters a woman on a beach who attempts to poison him. Surviving, he is overwhelmed by suicidal urges, and on his path of self-destruction he runs into an immortal book salesman with an invincible will to power, a sexy millennia old lady ghost (whom he makes love to under an automated flat cake machine... for some reason), and a mad professor who collects skulls, not necessarily from the dead. THE KILLER BUTTERFLY is a beyond-bizarre, unbelievably absurd and surreal horror outing by South Korean independent auteur Ki-Young Kim (Io Island) that unfolds in nightmarish logic.
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May 27th, 2019

Necronomicon: Dreamt Sins at Century

Monday, May 27th. 9:30pm at Century! Free admission & popcorn! Lorna acts out sado-masochistic performances for voyeuristic nightclub patrons. Inbetween her strained relationship with her promoter and wild, psychedelic parties, she starts to form a relationship with another man. He may be Satan, compelling her forward to make her bloody performances a reality! NECRONOMICON: DREAMT SINS (aka SUCCUBUS, or DELIRIUM) was Jesus Franco's first film departing entirely from the oppressive censors of Spanish Cinema. It's a wild orgy of bizarre visuals and dreamlike atmosphere. Also, Karl Lagerfeld did the costumes!
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May 30th, 2019

OP/POP: Art of the Postwar Japanese Avant-Garde at the First Congregational Church

Thursday, May 30th at the First Congregational Church downtown. Doors at 6pm, screening at 8pm. $5. Built upon radical collectives, Japanese experimental art and cinema revived itself in the wake of the disastrous world war with renewed energy and purpose, adventuring into all media to explore a brave new world. Our collection will focus on the pop art and op art innovations of a new wave of independent animation, such as the subversive, eye-popping work of the Animation Group of Three and Tadanori Yokoo, the conceptual film experiments of the Film Independents group, the work of artists such as Yayoi Kusama (Self-Obliteration), Yoko Ono, and many more! Doors will be at 6, so that we can present a recreation of Yoko Ono’s performance art work Cut Piece with model Jasmine Wood and garment provided by local designer Alexa Stark! The screening will begin at 8pm! Enjoy a beer in a church, and a food cart! This avant-garde extravaganza will take place in the beautiful Venetian Gothic-styled First Congregational Church downtown (1126 SW Park Ave), underneath its glorious vaulted ceiling and beautiful stained-glass panels. $5 admission, notaflof.
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May 6th, 2019

Morbo (Morbidness) at Century

Monday, May 6th. 9:30pm at Century. Free admission & popcorn! MONSTER MOVIES—CINEMA IN FRANCO'S SPAIN: Two newlyweds spend their honeymoon camping in a deserted forest. But when uncanny events begin happening around them, marital bliss gives way to paranoia. What exactly is happening around them, and why do they feel like they're being watched? The secret might be an seemingly abandoned house deep in the woods. Barcelona School Gonzolo Suarez's MORBO (or Morbidness) blends his wild, Bunuel-inspired surrealist experimentation with psychological horror, and shadings of giallo, to produce one of the most original and spooky horror films of its time. (CW: violence)
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