CurtainFree Screening / October 4 | 9:30pm / Plays with El Gigante
A burnt out nurse moves into a new apartment in search of a simpler life. But when her shower curtains begin to disappear through a mysterious portal she discovers there’s no such thing as simple in this world, or any other.
Jaron Henrie-McCrea’s heartfelt, lo-fi follow up to his debut Pervertigo is an amazing meld of Hitchcock and Henenlotter – using any and every course to hand, Jaron conjures up a world of portals, cults and madmen filtering it through a touching and funny sensitivity which keeps you hooked throughout.
Great visuals, aided by simple yet entertainingly effective special effects, hide a tale with many twists – all deftly handled, building to an eye-popping climax with a heavy dose of insanity.
There is unlikely to be another 75 minutes in 2015 that is as jam-packed and entertaining as Curtain.
A stark reminder of how charming, entertaining, and sharp cinema can be when helmed by someone with a keen eye.
“…endlessly inventive and ambitious, blending the lo-fi creature effects (and 80s sensibilities) of Basket Case with the high-concept oddity of Being John Malkovich.”
Sight and Sound
Screening in Shudder Theatre @Egyptian
Director: Jaron Henrie-McCrea
Runtime: 74 minutes
Director: Luke Bramley, Gigi Saul Guerro
Runtime: 14 minutes
Whilst attempting to cross the Mexican border on foot, a Mexican man encounters a cannibalistic, sadistic family headed by the vicious luchador EL GIGANTE.