Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Main Art Theatre, 118 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
The Mitten Movie Project is a monthly film night dedicated to screening independent films the first Tuesday of every month at the Main Art Theatre (118 N. Main Street, Royal oak, MI 48067). Presale tickets are available for $8. Tickets at the door are $10. A pre-screening reception starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Art lobby where moviegoers can mingle with the directors, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts. After the screening, a Q&A session will be conducted with the filmmakers in the theatre. An afterglow party will be held at Mr. B’s (215 S. Main Street) to end the night’s activities.
Total running time: 1 hr, 40 mins.
In order of screening:
TOO DEAD TO DIE [trailer] â€“ Bargain Basement Productions (Michigan 2008) (1:30) Directed by Jason Roth. It’s guns, ghouls, and gore galore when low-rent Mafiosos go up against the scourge of the living dead! A full-length feature film which will premiere late 2008. Also see: www.myspace.com/mobvszombies
HELL WALKS THE EARTH [trailer] â€“ Warbranch Productions (02:19) (Michigan) Directed by Larry E. Jones, Jr. A young man, Mike Torence, has his fiancÃ© killed by a reckless driver. During his sorrow, he discovers a book hidden by his father years ago describing a spell he put on the town of Darkside. Unknowingly, Mr. Torence unleashes the spell, leaving people not born in the town to fight for their lives.
SOCK PUPPET ZOMBIES ATTACK 2: A TASTE FOR COTTON â€“ Directed by Taryn Shick (06:36) (Michigan 2008) Written and directed by Taryn Shick. A silent film with sock puppets and sock puppet zombies. Starring Jeremy Ponti and Jamie Pasket.
THIRD GENERATION â€“ Directed by Todd M. Gillissie (04:11) (Michigan 2008) In the near future, humans mysteriously become sterile, forcing human cloning as the only way to continue living. Three generations into it, the clones have become less than human.
THE HUNGRY DEAD â€“ Best Little Ever (05:06) (Michigan 2008) An homage and parody of George Romero’s classic zombie movie, “Night of the Living Dead.” Written and directed by Michael R. Anderson.
AFRO-ZOMBIES â€“ Fah Kauff Bono Films (05:31) (Michigan) Written and directed by Brian Papandrea. Move over, Blackula. Walk on home, Blackenstein. Make way for the . . . AFRO-ZOMBIES!! A blaxploitation/zombie film trailer from Fah Kauff Bono Films. www.myspace.com/fuck_off_bono
“THE SITE” BY INFRASTAR [music video] – Directed by Amber Fritz (04:39) (Michigan 2008) A music video featuring zombies.
AFTERNOON OF THE LIVING DEAD â€“ Burchwatter Productions (12:08) (Michigan) Directed by Casey Watterworth. Cameras follow one day in the life of professional zombie hunter, Vernon Wagoner.
POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD [trailer] â€“ Troma Entertainment (New York 2006) Directed by Lloyd Kaufman. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead is cinema’s first chicken-zombie horror-comedy . . . with musical numbers!
THE CEMETERY PRECINCTS â€“ Directed by Michael Einheuser & Rob Gulley (12:00) (Michigan 2008) A liberal fantasia played in the key of Z, “The Cemetery Precincts” tells the story of what happens when a couple of political dirty tricksters try a bit of old-school election fraud and scare up more than they bargained for. Includes an homage to “Night of the Living Dead” and lots of blood effects by makeup artist Dan Phillips. Written by Nancy Nall-Derringer.
DEALBREAKER â€“ Five Clover Films and TriOmega Productions (10:00) (Michigan 2008) Can zombies be intimidated by a martial arts master? Should a pack-a-day smoker even try to run from the tireless undead? Is an insatiable hunger for human brains a relationship dealbreaker? When Mandy and Jesse take refuge from a tornado, these are just a few of the questions they try to answer. Starring Karri Farris and Phil Sholtes. Directed by Mike Madigan and Matthew Peach. Also see: www.myspace.com/triomega
RUN LIKE HELL â€“ Finnic Films (10:48) (Ontario) Directed by Michael Jari Davidson. Shot on super 16mm film. A young college student struggles to survive with two strangers as the rescue station they have taken refuge in is surrounded by an epidemic of undead violence. Starring Christina Notto, Nicholas A. Longstaff, and Robert Nolan.
SNIPPY WALKS WITH A ZOMBIE – Skeletons in the Closet Films (02:30) (Michigan 2008) Snippy investigates the paranormal with his flesh eating undead companion. Written, directed and animated by Tom Gurisko and John Mollon.
GORDON – Sob Noisse Movies (15:00) (Michigan 2007) Directed by Joel Potykus. Gordon dies, then returns from the grave. His family has moved away. Work won’t take him back. It’s winter now and too cold for a dead man to be on the streets.