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A unique cinematic experience known as BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR has been flapping around the festival and special-relase circuit for a few months now. Today, distributor Severin Films sent along word that the film will have its New York City premiere this weekend.
The movie will play the IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue) this Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 at midnight. It will be followed by a Q&A with writer/director/producer James Nguyen and actress Whitney Moore, and the theater lobby will sport displays of BIRDEMIC props, FX and costumes. Manhattan-area Fangorians are urged to take the opportunity to see this very special film on the big screen—it’s Nguyen’s one-of-a-kind homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s THE BIRDS (shot on some of the same locations, with an appearance by actress Tippi Hedren), a “romantic thriller that also “tackles topical issues of global warming, avian flu, world peace, organic living, sexual promiscuity and lavatory access,” per the filmmaker and Severin, and possibly the weirdest, loopiest new cult favorite since TROLL 2.
“It is with great pleasure that Severin is aiding BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR’s migration towards the East Coast,” says Severin CEO and co-founder Carl Daft. “The greatest avian-based romantic thriller since THE BIRDS certainly deserves a place upon the world’s largest stage. But after watching the denizens of Los Angeles barely escape James Nguyen’s birds of terror, my question is…will Gotham survive?”
A fair question indeed, and for a taste of what to expect, check out the movie’s trailer below. Go to Severin’s official website for details of BIRDEMIC’s other upcoming U.S. playdates, follow the movie at its own site here and on Facebook here, and watch for a review and feature on BIRDEMIC at this site in the coming days.
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