Cinemafantastique 4 will be at the Vacnity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street in Vancouver, Saturday AUGUST 25th. This year’s 10 hours of genre film mayhem will also include some amazing special guests, producers, distributors, and filmmaker Q&As with Vancouver’s own Bad Cookie Pictures, Off World Pictures, Darkside Releasing, David Aboussafy from Vancouver’s BADASS Genre Film Fest, and we’ll also be premiering the trailer for Darkside Releasing’s upcoming Canadian release of James Bickert’s Amazon Hot Box (scheduled before the kick-ass closing film, THE THETA GIRL). Our on-site vendors (yes, you can purchase things other than alcohol and popcorn there!) will include Cranium of Curiosities, Netherworld Collectibles, Darkside Releasing, and Shivers Entertainment – and this will all be tied together by the beats of our very special guest DJ, Cinema Therapy. People from our past Cinemafantastique fests may recognize our special guest DJ as the director of the film The Red Man, which was screened to a fantastically receptive audience at Cinemafantastiqique 2 in 2016. We are so pleased to welcome Jimmie “Cinema Therapy” Gonzalez back to Vancouver to be a part of this year’s wild genre film fest! Please, come and join us on August 25th at the Vancity Theatre for this single-priced all-day event, featuring film awards and raffle prizes – doors open at 11:30am, the event begins at noon sharp! (Please note that this event will be LICENSED, so 19+ only… sorry, kiddies.)
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
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, www.lloydkaufman.com, www.twitter.com/lloydkaufman,
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
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)!
On April 29th, National Canadian Film Day, the SHIVERS FILM SOCIETY will be presenting the early David Cronenberg shorts Stereo and Crimes of the Future, with his first feature film SHIVERS! Visit the EVENT PAGE here.