Dark Matters Film Festival Launch Party

Friday Sep 11, 2015

1517 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106






Cory Minefee

Phone: (505)835-5072
Website: Click to Visit

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Music by The Horned God and a photography exhibit by Guerrilla Photo Group, plus prizes and giveaways.

See also: Reel World

The Dark returns

Dark Matters Film Festival

Dark Matters Film Festival—Albuquerque’s annual celebration of horror, sci-fi, dark fantasy and black comedy—returns this weekend. The event kicks off at 8pm on Friday, Sept. 11, at Witch’s Brew (1517 Girard NE) with a launch party. Celtic stoner rock band The Horned God will be performing and local art group Guerrilla Photo Group will curate a pop-up “dark” photography exhibit. The launch party is free and open to the public. The festival proper starts Saturday, Sept. 12, at 3pm at Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE) and continues through Sunday night with six features and 16 short films from around the world. Films from Argentina, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United States cover a wide range of subjects. Highlights include Keil Troisi’s urban ghost story for the 99 percent Human Resources, the Argentinian pre-pubescent vampire flick Children of the Night and the “high school death metal band fights demons in suburban New Zealand” comedy Deathgasm. Among the short films is a brand new “Courage the Cowardly Dog” cartoon from animator/creator John Dilworth. It’s an incredible line-up, if I do say so myself—and I do, because I am the programming director who helped put it together! Individual tickets are $10 or $8 students/military. Four-film punch cards run $35 dollars, and full-festival passes are $50. For more info, including a full schedule of films, go to darkmattersfilmfest.com.

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