One day before Halloween, this screening is appropriately comprised of spooky, thrilling films. From zombies to typewriters, horror to comedy, experimental to animation, this collection is a perfect balance of film genre that is sure to evoke both chills and laughs.
Some of the shorts include Australian native Elliot Cowan’s animated film The Thing In The Distance, a humorous yet dark story exploring the dangers of curiosity from award winning series Boxhead and Roundhead. Fellow New Hampshirite Thomas Tosi’s recovered black and white, 16mm film The October Garden shot in Portsmouth in 1983.
“We have always had a dedicated to showcasing local talent, and this time around we get to go back into the archives of Portsmouth’s rich cinema history and screen a spooky little tale shot in Strawbery Banke many years ago,” explains PSFN co-founder Catherine Stewart. “It makes us feel pretty special, and spooky!” More than 30 years ago The October Garden was screened in the long demolished Colonial Theatre on Congress Street and we are incredibly pleased to announce its return to the Portsmouth screen.
In addition the night will include a special behind the Cólera scenes look at the making of multi-award winning short from Spanish audiovisual company Sr.&Sra. This night will truly be full of spirit…(s)!
The evening will last roughly 100 minutes, and families should note that adult themes are explored throughout some of the films that may be inappropriate for young audiences.