Well, we’re still winding down from this summer’s amazing Cinemafantastique fest and Vancouver’s first-ever Tromafest! But there’s more in store as we roll into the Autumn months…
Shivers Film Society is partnering with Scalarama in the UK (sponsored by the BFI) to bring a little John Waters love to the big screen. This September, the BFI and Scalarama are launching a huge John Waters 50th filmmaking anniversary retrospective. Yes, the mad genius has been making films for fifty years now! As part of this celebration, the Shivers Film Society will be presenting a Scalarama screening of John Water’s Cecil B. Demented double-billed with Troma’s Terror Firmer (directed by Lloyd Kaufman) in a night celebrating anarchy in filmmaking! Sunday, September 13th, 7:00 pm at the Norm Theatre (UBC).
Following this, in October, Cinemafantastique presents it’s first annual 13-Hour Horror Film Fest! Saturday, October 24th, starting at 11:00 am, the day will be loaded with Vampires, Bugs, Psycho Killers, Killer Machines, Giallo, Razor Blades, Hacksaws, and General Mayhem. There will be at least 6 feature films running all day, all cult/horror classics, but the catch is… we’re not going to say which films you’ll get to see on the big screen! You can guess all you want… and if you’re right, you might even get some trivia prizes! It’s going to be a fun day of horror, a few laughs, some surprises and a little trivia with some giveaways! At the Norm Theatre (UBC), Oct. 24, 11:00 am – midnight.
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Lloyd Kaufman to conduct his
Make Your Own Damn Movie Master Class
At Vancouver, July 18,2015!
Major TROMA Retrospective
and Live Commentary of The Toxic Avenger
Presented at TROMAFEST
By Shivers Film Society & UBC Film Society
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, N.Y., July 16, 2015
– Greetings from Tromaville! Lloyd Kaufman, President of Tromaville and creator of the Toxic Avenger, will attend Vancouver’s first-ever TROMAFEST!
A major Troma retrospective presented by Shivers Film Society and UBC Film Society.
A very special The Toxic Avenger
screening will take place at noon
with live-audio commentary by Lloyd Kaufman. The legendary director will also be conducting a 90-minute version of his world renown Make Your Own Damn Movie
Master Class on-site! Troma merchandise will be available through all day.
The Norm Theater is located at 6138 Student Union Boulevard #130, Vancouver. For further information please visit Tromafest official site
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Established in 1974 by Yale friends Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, Troma Entertainment is arguably the longest-running independent movie studio in North America, and it’s one of the very few genuine brand names in the industry. World famous for movie classics like Kaufman’s “The Toxic Avenger”, Trey Parker’s “Cannibal, the Musical”, “Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead”, “Class of Nuke ’em High”, Charles Kaufman’s “Mother’s Day” and “Tromeo & Juliet”, Troma’s seminal films are now being remade as big-budget mainstream productions by the likes of Brett Ratner, Richard Saperstein, Akiva Goldsman and Steven Pink. Early work of many of today’s luminaries can be found in Troma’s library of 1000 films, cartoons, TV shows and shorts. Jenna Fischer, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Costner, Fergie, Vincent D’Onofrio, Samuel L. Jackson, James Gunn and Eli Roth are just a few. Troma’s latest in house productions are “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volumes 1 & 2”. Troma’s Blu-rays, DVDs, books, t-shirts and movie merchandise can be purchased at Tromashop
. Please visit Troma at www.troma.com
Did you miss your chance for discounted TROMAFEST tickets? Don’t worry! If you can make it to Netherworld Collectibles on Friday July 17th 5:30pm – 7pm, we will be selling last-minute TROMAFEST tickets, we’ll have some goodies, and you can get something signed by the one and only Lloyd Kaufman himself!
We will also be selling tickets at the door, the BOX OFFICE pricelist will be:
12:00 pm – the toxic avenger with live audio commentary in the cinema w/ lloyd kaufman! $20
2:00 pm – tromeo & juliet $12
5:00 pm – lloyd kaufman’s make your own damn movie filmmaking tro-masterclass!!! $20
7:00 pm – citizen toxie $12
9:00 pm – poultrygeist $12
(0r: toxie/poultry double bill $15)
all-day TROMApass!!! $55
LLOYD’s mega-beer: $7.50
tromatic beer-pack (w/DVD & badge) $10.50
AT THE NORM THEATRE – UBC!!!
Cinemafantastique, which is Shivers Film Society’s new annual and flagship genre film festival, featuring world cinema of the cult and the fantastique, and showcasing exciting Canadian genre films (also of the fantastique variety), will be launching on Thursday, July 9th and running all weekend until Sunday, July 12th! Opening with Dario Argento’s amazing “Three Mothers” trilogy (Suspiria, Inferno, Mother of Tears) all presented in HD and uncut for the first time in Vancouver, and closing with the Italian zombie horror comedy classic Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man), Cinemafantastique will also be hosting several Canadian and Vancouver premieres, including Kelly Micheal Stewart’s Late Night Double Feature, Brivido Giallo’s Glass, plus Discopath, Blood Riders: the Devil Rides with Us, and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears, as well as special late-nite screenings of Barbarella and Wild Zero, thanks to our friends at Synapse Films and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.
Come and cool off with Shivers at the Norm Theatre this summer! Special GALA presentation at the Pit Pub with the Earthlickers and Glass cast & crew on Friday, July 10th at 4pm! (screenings of both films to follow at 6pm that evening)!
Advance (cheaper!) tickets right here: http://igg.me/at/TROMAFANTASTIQUE
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1557105027882476/
Purchasing you tickets early from our Indie-go-go campaign will get you the cheapest prices, and we have EXCLUSIVE MEGAPASSES available!
And check out the NEW PROGRAM!