Friday Night, August 11th, 2017 at 9pm
Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema
RED CHRISTMAS (2017)
Director by Craig Anderson
Christmas day becomes a hellish homecoming in this unusual Australian horror/comedy gorefest that marks the big-screen return of genre icon Dee Wallace (THE HOWLING, E.T., HILLS HAVE EYES) among its sinister stocking of treats. An exploitation film with heart and considerable guts — of both the courage and corporeal variety — RED CHRISTMAS takes things to volume eleven on the horror charts while giddily yet sincerely addressing themes of eugenics, feminism, privacy, religion and law, all in the midst of an over-the-top rollercoaster of a slasher-film siege. As we said, this is an unusual one! Wallace is just amazing, giving her all with an intensely driven performance, and Gerard O’Dwyer, actor and ambassador for Don’t DISMyABILITY, shines brilliantly amidst the film’s numerous eccentric casting choices.
Don’t forget, everything kicks off at 9pm and there will be two great short films that will play before the feature presentation of Red Christmas.
Runtime: 6:53 minutes
Top 10 horror short of 2016 – iHorror “Horror needs more films like this” (Horror Society) “Pure black comedy gold!” (Dark Comedy) “”A mighty feat for an indie short” (Bloody Disgusting) “So wrong” (Maddwolf ) When five bumbling Satanists have their summoning ceremony go horribly right, they’re left to deal with the decidedly holy shit consequences.
CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR
Runtime: 13:10 minutes
‘Chateau Sauvignon: terroir’ follows the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth to his choleric father. However, his wayward plan quickly takes a turn for the worse, and his missteps puts his family’s secretive murderous ways in peril of being unearthed\
81-05 LEFFERTS BOULEVARD
KEW GARDENS, NY 11415
The first and only film festival of its kind held in Kew Gardens, NYC, The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema was founded by three local independent filmmakers with a passion to get movies made. Wanting to expand the reach of artists’ work and recognizing the challenge of the visibility of independent film, their aim is to establish a presence in and spread awareness of cinematic creativity throughout Kew Gardens, Queens and the neighboring communities.