DAMNED proudly presents the second exhibition of powerful cinema called Purgatory II. Held on March 30th & 31st 2012 at the Detroit's Tangent Gallery, Purgatory will present various short films of deeply introspective, beautifully disturbing and darkly enlightening subject matters from filmmakers local and worldwide. This is not an industry-focused horror film festival, but a tributary showcase of the often redemptive films from the filmmaker’s personal damnations. (See full film schedule further below)
NOW FEATURING...THE DAMNED BAZAAR
Come in early before the show and visit the DAMNED Bazaar featuring over a dozen local DAMNED artists selling their own merchandise, prints and original art. We will even give you a ticket for $5 off a purchase of $25 or more, good at any of the artist's booths (with admission). Help support local artists!
Purgatory II - A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul
Fri March 30 - Showtimes 7pm 9pm 11pm
Sat March 31 - Showtimes 5pm 7pm 9pm 11pm
The DAMNED Bazaar will open at 6pm Friday and 4pm Saturday until around midnight.
Admission is $10 and includes
- A $5 Off Bazaar discount w/$25+ purchase
- FREE POPCORN W/GOURMET SEASONINGS
A cash bar is also present for alcoholic (and non) pleasures.
This event is 18+ due to mature/disturbing art and film content.
Purgatory is 18+ and doors will open 30 minutes before showtimes
The Purgatory II Film Schedule:
=== GALLERY MONITOR - FEATURE FILMMAKER ===
Southern - Brian M Viveros and Eriijk Ressler (2011 CA 50min)
An amber drenchend hallucinogenic embrace of thee mouvement panique from "the straitjacket duo".
=== MAIN THEATER - SEGMENT ONE ===
Rakthavira - Voltaire (1993 New York 2min)
Voltaire takes us on a one minute tour of Hindu Hell narrated by Deborah Harry of Blondie
36eme Sous-Sol - PH Debiès (2010 France 13min)
Four people with dark secrest are in an elevator. They don't know each other, how they got there, or why they're there. Memories come back...and the elevator goes down...
Esophagus - Wes Hudson (2011 North Carolina 6min)
With the aid of his inner demons, a young man attempts to abandon the memories of a lost love, and his feelings of loneliness, hate, and depression.
I Know - Mike Dereniewski (2011 Michigan 5min)
David Lynch video competition entry, starring Kim Paris.
The Separation - Robert Morgan (2003 England 10min)
The separation of conjoined twins and its extraordinary consequences.
Grip - Ryan Burtney (2011 Michigan 2min)
Falling to his death a man reflects on what was.
Delivery - Till Novak (2005 Germany 9min)
A short story about the change of a corrupt world.
( Intermission 10min )
=== MAIN THEATER - SEGMENT TWO ===
Vor Geburts Vermittelt Entwicklung (Prenatal Media Development) - Micho Detronik (1995 Michigan 8min)
The loss and confusion of identity with mediated displacement of the soul.
Humane Society - Zeke Burhans (2010 Michigan 9min)
A story that explores the pain and anguish of a Humane Society worker as he explains his duties of the job.
Le Poème - Bogdan Borkowski (1986 France 12min)
An autopsy with an Arthur Rimbaud poem as narration.
Three Scenes of the End - Jeff Bloomer (2007 Michigan 4min)
The end of the world is introduced to the viewer with three short scenes.
The Kinematograph - Tomek Baginski (2009 Poland 12min)
Francis is an inventor. His invention is supposed to change the world. He forgot about one thing: dreams always cost too much.