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Girls With Balls

Olivier Afonso • France • 87min

Sat. Nov. 3 • 12:00am

A girls volleyball team, The Falcons, find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere after their minivan breaks down. Little do they know, they landed in the territory of some degenerate redneck hunters. The hunt is on. Thus begins a very long night where the teammates must run for their lives and test their team spirit. But these young athletes may be more resourceful than the hunters give them credit for. Serve. Set. Spike. Kill!

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One Cut of the Dead

Shin'ichirô Ueda • 2017 • Japan • 96min

Fri. Nov. 2 • 12:00am

When an ambitious but small-time commercial director (Takayuki Hamatsu) is hired for the arduous task of creating a single-take zombie film which is broadcast live, death and gore become the least of his on-set problems. Starting with the unbroken 37-minute final piece, One Cut of the Dead then goes back in time to show the story behind the making of the actual film—complete with trouble from divas, saké, broken equipment, and even diarrhea. A high-energy screamfest that turns heartwarming, this film knows exactly how to sell its scares.

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Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh

Vivieno Caldinelli • USA • 96min

Sun. Oct. 28 • 10:00pm

A small-town couple (Kate Micucci and Sam Huntington) finds the perfect apartment at an amazing price. But a parade of intruders keep breaking in to practice a strange cult ritual, following the teachings of their guru: the Holy Storsh (Taika Waititi). The final step? Suicide in the apartment bathtub.

From the deranged minds at Spectrevision, (Mandy) this is comedy in the tradition of the grand guignol, with the hilarious Dan Harmon as an out of his mind inspector—be ready to laugh out loud. Definitely… cult!

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Throwback Thrillers


Raw Force

Edward Murphy • 1982 • USA • 86min

Thurs. Nov. 1 • 7:00pm

Ninjas and cannibal monks and zombies, OH MY! Martial arts students from the Burbank Kung Fu Club head out on a leisurely cruise, but when their ship drifts too close to a mysterious island, their vacation becomes a lot less relaxing. They’ve landed far from home on Warrior Island, a burial ground for shamed martial artists. And they are not alone. White supremacist sex traffickers have made camp on this lowly island chock full of secrets—and precious jade—just waiting to be unearthed.

The cult film preservation masterminds at Vinegar Syndrome delight us with a 35mm scan of this gritty, seductive, and totally bonkers film. It is filled to the brim with nudity, over-the-top action and enough ridiculous one-liners to satisfy even the most rambunctious cravings for sleaze.

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White Fire

Jean-Marie Pallardy • 1985 • Turkey/France/UK • 101min

Thurs. Nov. 1 • 9:00pm

When Bo and Olga were children, a mysterious stranger shot down their mother right before their eyes. The siblings alone survived the bloodshed and fled to Istanbul. Now, twenty years later, they spend their days slaving away in the desert, working for a sadistic boss in a diamond mine. That is, until they stumble upon the discovery of a lifetime: the legendary diamond, "White Fire." Time to plan a heist!

Unfortunately for the very...close sibling pair, the diamond has also drawn the attention of some dastardly villains with short tempers. Who will end up with the brilliant glowing gem that burns the hands of all who dare to touch it? The quest to capture the most sought-out diamond in the world is afoot!

Buckle in for this outrageous, action-packed, caper-tastic heist film.

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Taking The Piss Down Under


Brother’s Nest

Clayton Jacobson • AUS • 98min

Sun. Oct. 28 • 4:00pm

Two brothers (Clayton and Shane Jacobson) reflect on memories, their upbringing, and family in their childhood home as they plot to kill their stepfather. What at first seems like a simple plan soon spirals out of control and into an abyss of mayhem and murder.

Clayton Jacobsen’s pitch black comedy features rapid fire dialogue that is both rhythmic and increasingly ironic and bittersweet—feeling like a blend of the Coen brothers and Hitchcockian crime dramas of the golden age of cinema.

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Mega Time Squad

Tim van Dammen • New Zealand • 86min

Sun. Oct. 28 • 2:00pm

Johnny (Anton Tennet) is down on his luck in small town Auckland and hoping to escape his loser life. When a strange Chinese artifact gives him the power to travel back in time, Johnny decides to face off against his drug dealer boss Shelton (Jonny Brugh of What We Do In The Shadows). The consequences of time travel are more dangerous than Johnny expects, and he very quickly realizes the price he may have to pay. Quick-witted dialogue coupled with heaps of charm and charisma make Tim van Dammen’s Kiwi comedy a must see.

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Bobbypills Goes West


Crisis Jung

Sat. Oct. 27 • 6:00pm

Baptiste Gaubert and Jérémie Hoarau • France • 70min

Jung and Maria are sweethearts enjoying their blossoming love in an innocent world. But their starry-eyed paradise is imperiled when the malignant Little Jesus kidnaps Maria’s body to build his nefarious temple of pain! Jung’s heart is broken, and his quest to find love and inner peace in an apocalyptic hellscape begins. Along the way, he befriends a motley band of characters, each one searching for a way to survive in landscape devoid of love.

French animation team Bobbypills crafts a wholly original world, packed with inventive characters, absurd story twists and a wicked sense of humor.

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Vermin

Alexis Beaumont • France • 81min

Sat. Oct. 27 • 4:00pm

A young praying mantis follows in his father’s many footsteps and moves to the big city to become a police officer. A greenhorn from the country, young Reggie is totally unequipped for the dangers and temptations of city life. But when he’s assigned a partner with a history of drinking and bad police work, the sparks fly and both characters get more than they bargained for.

Director Alexis Beaumont’s work with French animation team Bobbypills is reminiscent of buddy cop films taken to their logical extreme.

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Peepoodoo & The Super Fuck Friends

Balak and Bobbypills • France

Sat. Oct. 27 - Episodes shown during Crisis Jung & Vermin

An educative series for children over 18 years old, SUPER FUCK FRIENDS explores sexuality without taboos and in all its forms. An episodic romp of positive sexuality, unrestrained and totally without prejudices, culminates in one single message: tolerance. Ithaca Fantastik proudly presents this florilege of episodes intertwined in the Bobbypills Super program!

Peepoodo & the Super Fuck Friends