Feature Films: 2006

Dork of the Rings

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Directed by Timothy Alan Richardson. Written by Timothy Alan Richardson, Michael Kouroubetes, James Pickens.

It began with the forging of the Dork-mart Credit Cards.

Three were given to the Elfises, musical, good-looking…flashiest of all beings. Five were given to the Dweeb Lords, great programmers and porn surfers in their parents’ basements. And four were bestowed upon the race of guys, who above all others, love to buy stuff.   But they were all suckers.

In the land of Lardor, in the stuffy offices of Bank Boom, the Dark Executive of Dork-mart, Lord Mauron, forged a Master Card…er, a Master Ring, to control all others. Circular credit. Endless in its power.

Ummm.  Suffice it to say that the story goes on like that for a while.  In the end, The One Ring came into the possession of a drunken Throbbit named Bobo Buggins who, upon finding it, stuck it down his trousers next to his ‘precious.’  And so the fate of Muddle-Earth came to rest in the crotch of a twit.

Sunday, Sept 3 at 1:00 AM in the Learning Center, immediately following the Parody and Fan Film shorts block.

Forgiving The Franklins

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Written and directed by Jay Floyd

There’s More Than One Way To Be Born Again

Our premiere screening in 2006 was Jay Floyd’s masterpiece, Forgiving the Franklins.  This crowd favorite at SunDance is wonderfully twisted, sexy, and more fun then you’ve had at the theater in a long time.

Forgiving The Franklins is the sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic story of a repressed, God fearing southern family who undergo a radical spiritual change putting them at odds with the conservative values of their community

The Franklins are a stereotypical North Carolina Family: Frank is a lawyer, Betty is a homemaker, and the high school-age kids, Caroline and Brian, are a cheerleader and a football star, respecttively.  An auto accident turns their world upsdie down.  In a state somewhere between life and death, Frank, Betty, and Brian meet Christ who, for reasons known only to him, removes from them the burden of Origional Sin.  Left out of the equation is Caroline who, in the throes of adolescence and real bodily pain from her injuries, must figure out why her family has suddenly and ravenously embraced their repressed sexuality.

Forgiving The Franklins may upset some, while the most adventurous will find it funny, sexy, and unforgettable.

Sunday, Sept 3 at 8:30 PM in the International Ballroom South

Gamers

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Written and Directed by Christopher Folino.

Gamers is a comedy about the lives of four hapless friends (and one obsessive interloper) and how they evolve over a 23-year span. It centers on a single day when they are about to break a world record for hours spent role-playing a game called DND, or Demons, Nymphs, and Dragons. The sacrifice, the obsession, the blind dedication… This is their true story.

Featuring performances by John Heard, Beverly D’Angelo, William Katt, and Kelly LeBrock, as well as the voices of Michael Bell and Richard Blade.

Sunday, Sept 3 at 11:30 PM in the Learning Center.

Lady Vengeance

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Directed by Chan-wook Park, Written by Seo-Gyeong Jeong, Chan-wook Park.

Payback is a Bitch

An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind… So be it.  From the director of the critically acclaimed films Oldboy, and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, comes the highly anticipated Lady Vengeance, the third and final film in his inimitable Vengeance Trilogy.

After being wrongfully convicted of kidnapping and murdering a child, a beautiful young woman (Lee Young-ae) is imprisoned for 13 years.  While in prison she gains the respect and loyalty of her fellow cellmates, all the while plotting her vendetta on the man responsible (Oldboy’s Choi Min-Sik).  Upon her release, she sets in motion an elaborate plan of retribution, but what she discovers is a truth so horrifying, even revenge doesn’t seem punishment enough.

The Maid

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Written & directed by Kelvin Tong

Legend has it during the Seventh month on the Chinese calendar, the gates of hell open and the dead rise to walk the Earth. There are rules people must follow for 30 days in order to survive. Break them and you face the haunting consequences of your actions.

Rosa (Alessandra de Rossi) arrives in Singapore to work as a domestic maid. Naïve and innocent, she is a non-believer in the supernatural world and ultimately breaks the rules, one by one. Now she will understand that the spirits should never be disturbed.

The Maid is writer/director Kelvin Tong’s first horror film and stars award-winning Italian-Filipino actress Alessandra de Rossi, who has won two FAMAS Best Supporting Actress awards at the Metro Manila Filmfest. She also earned a Best Actress Award at the Gawad Urian Awards for her role in the film Mga Munting Tinig (Small Voices), which was the Philippines’ official entry at the 75th Annual Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Strange Aeons, The Thing on the Doorstep

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Directed by Eric Morgret, Written by K.L. Young.

The halls of Miskatonic University have echoed for many years with the footsteps of some of society’s most vile trespassers. From Herbert West, ReAnimator, to Crawford Tillinghast’s horrors From Beyond, the school has certainly seen its share of evil.  But now a new student walks these halls, and her very presence threatens to unravel the fabric of sanity itself.

Dan Upton is a professor of Primitive Religions at Miskatonic and Edward Derby is his protégé.  Enter Asenath Waite, the daughter of Upton’s former mentor.  Asenath shares her father’s thirst for arcane knowledge, and an even darker gift.

When Edward is taken, body and mind by Asenath, Upton must resort to the blackest magic in order to save his friend, his family, and even himself. But the Dark Arts exact a heavy toll. What must Upton sacrifice to save those closest to him?

It will screen as part of our Sunday Late Night H.P. Lovecraft Fest, at 1:30 AM in the Learning Center.


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