Men & ChickenFree Screening / October 7 | 9:30pm / Plays with The Chickening
West Coast Premiere
One could only hope there would be an Oscar for ‘Most Fucked Up Film’ because if there were Anders Thomas Jensen would claim 2015’s gold statue.
MEN AND CHICKEN plops us into the twisted lives of Elias (an unrecognizable Mads Mikkelsen) and Gabriel (David Dencik), brothers with seemingly little in common bar cleft palates and hilariously-perverted sexual compulsions. After being told of their father’s death, they quickly learn that their biological father is still alive and holed up on the remote island, Ork.
Armed with this life changing information, Elias and Gabriel head to the island intent on bonding with the father they never knew, however, what they find are three new brothers and the darkest family secrets imaginable.
Jensen is one of the very best writers working today, under his assured direction and madcap script he has created the darkest comedy imaginable and introduced us to the most twisted famliy since Manson creepy-crawled through Topanga. Despite being black-as-night and deeply, deeply twisted, MEN AND CHICKEN transports us to a truly deranged universe to deliver what is an unmitigatingly demented delight and one of the best films of the year.
Special Thanks to Drafthouse Films
“Staggering… tonally astounding and genre-confounding.” Variety
Screening in Shudder Theatre @Egyptian
Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Runtime: 104 minutes
Director: Nick DenBoer, Davy Force
Runtime: 5 minutes
Get ready for a new take on a classic tale of horror from director Stanley Kubrick: welcome to ‘The Chickening’!