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Spookers

Session times - This Week

Fri 22 Sep 8.15pm
Sat 23 Sep 6.15pm
Sun 24 Sep 3.30pm
Wed 27 Sep 2.15pm
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Spookers

Adult themes

Genre: Documentary
Director: Florian Habicht (Love Story, Land Of The Long White Cloud)
Cast: Various

As night falls at Spookers, dozens of seemingly ordinary people become freaks, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns. Every weekend come rain, hail or shine, this diverse group of amateur performers unite to terrify punters at the southern hemisphere’s largest scream park, situated in a former psychiatric hospital.

Director Florian Habicht reveals the transformative and paradoxically lifesaving power of belonging to a community that celebrates fear.

"SPOOKERS is hilarious, heartbreaking, exciting, frightening and important. This is what cinema is about – telling stories that you didn’t know existed, and subverting what the traditional narrative of those stories would usually be." (AB Film Review)

Runtime: 83 mins

In his enchanting debut feature, Jacques Tati stars as a fussbudget of a postman who is thrown for a loop when a traveling fair comes to his village. Even in this early work, Tati was brilliantly toying with the devices (silent visual gags, minimal yet deftly deployed sound effects) and exploring the theme (the absurdity of our increasing reliance on technology) that would define his cinema.
Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom. (criterion.com)
SUBTITLED
Dates: 24th and 26th May (time tbc)
Other dates
31st May: MON ONCLE
7th June: PLAYTIME

14th June: TRAFIC and PARADE (double featur