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movie consumed me. Washed over me like a lysergic wave and swept me out into
delightfully dangerous neurological territory. From the moment I first saw the
trailer, I knew this was a film that would speak to me in that special kind of
way, the kind of whisper in the ear that unlocks things inside you.
THE BLACK RAINBOW is set in a retro-future 1983 and paints a devastating
portrait of New Age dreamers who have gone beyond science, beyond spirituality
and beyond sanity in their experiments to discover the secret to human
happiness and the untapped potential of the human mind. Combining surreal
visuals which channel 60s sci-fi through the lens of a fever dream 1983
envisioned on the lurid VHS covers at a long forgotten video store, and
possibly the most compelling and mesmerizing score in recent memory, BLACK
RAINBOW seems almost custom-made to push a lot of the right buttons with me. Panos Cosmatos' film is less a narrative as it is a piece of psychogeography, a landscape
of a place and time which is painted in the blood of the Turn On, Tune In, Drop
Out generation. Its atmosphere is at once lush and oppressive, much like the
perverse dream of human enlightenment pursued by the films players.
RAINBOW captivated me. It made me believe in it. In fact, I believe in it so
much I'm putting it up as the first feature film in my indie genre screening
series. I want to give an audience in my own stomping ground a chance to feel
the power of this film as I believe it was meant to be seen: on a giant screen,
with the volume at 11.
please, join me on a trip BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW this Wednesday September
19th, 7 p.m. at the Mountain Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario as part of my
Mountain Theatre Macabre series. Give your senses over to the brainwash that is
BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW. There will be guests, as well as prizes, courtesy of
the number one name in the genre game, FANGORIA!
are 10 dollars to see a true cinematic spectacle. I really want to encourage
people to support Mountain Theatre Macabre and other indie genre cinema
projects in your home communities. Much like I believe in the film, I believe
the audiences are there for the indie revolution to take hold, but we need
everyone's support to make it viable. Come out to events, share events and talk
about them through your online and offline social networks and get the word out
there. We've seen the alternative, and we like it and we want it to
you at the show!
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