Burnt Offerings – A Paracinema Shorts Programme (18 adv)
Monday 27th September / 6:00pm
The embers of these shorts will continue to burn with you long after you’ve witnessed them. Line Up:
La Llorona – Dir: Jose Quintero
A new interpretation of the La Llorona folk tale.
Unspeakable Things – Dir: Jamie Thornham
Hannah is a mute teenager. Thomas eats roadkill. After Hannah is sent to live with her uncle in the lonely countryside, the two meet, forming an uncanny relationship. Their only obstacle is the outside world.
Guest – Dir: Finn Callan
A young woman takes drastic measures to rid herself of a mysterious, otherworldly creature known as ‘The Guest’.
PKD9000 – Dir: Brandon Boudreaux
Throughout the course of a day a suburban family’s life turns into a nightmare when their new “smart” microwave, the PKD9000, takes on a life of its own.
The Thinning Veil – Dir: M J Dixon
They say that on Halloween, the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest, and that if you try hard enough you can speak to the dead. But Roberta should be careful that the dead don’t want to speak back. The Mysterious Madam Brenda shows Roberta just how dangerous the Thinning Veil can be.
Viola – Dir: Paul W. Franklin
Tim and Jo arrive at a holiday rental, where they find a ‘smart device’ called Viola. However, throughout the evening the device starts playing up, and it seems like they may not be the only ones occupying the house.
Maxwell’s Eulogy – Dir: Harry Harwood
When Craig’s estranged relatives set him the task of writing and performing a eulogy for a family member. Apprehensive, he is immediately struck by writer’s block. He quickly becomes obsessive over getting this eulogy finished.
Advice – Dir: Pat Battistini
Several years after his wife’s passing, a man decides to get back into the dating scene with a little help from his son’s advice.
Full - £9.80, Concession - £7.20
|Country Of Origin||Various|
|Year||2019 - 2021|
|Running Time||90 mins|
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Monstrous Circus – Dir: Jordan Inconstant France
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Proving Ground – Dir: Phoenix Almeida-Amir UK
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Wooden Character – Dir: Robert Duncan UK
The incredibly boring Mr Brown is kidnapped by a sinister organisation and forced to argue the case for his continued existence with an interrogator who is out for blood.
Neutrals – Dir: Jacob Horne UK
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Mourning Rites – Dir: Alejandro Mathe´ Germany
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