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From Inside

Created by John Bergin
USA, 2008, 71 minutes
Cast: Corryn Cummins


http://www.frominside.com
Trailer: http://www.frominsidemovie.com/clips/FROM_INSIDE_lg.mov

Friday, October 3rd - 6:00pm at Roxie Film Center

Sunday, October 5th - 2:00pm at Roxie Film Center

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John Bergin wrote, directed and animated this darkly surrealistic, almost hallucinatory adaptation of his graphic novel, From Inside. He worked for 2 1/2 years to put his vision in motion on screen, and we are honored to present the final result - a beautifully animated, yet often disturbing, epic post-apocalyptic science-fiction tale.

Cee is a young pregnant woman who finds herself on a huge mysterious train slowly crossing a bleak landscape occasionally punctuated by seemingly endless lakes of blood. Flood, war, starvation and a plague of death threaten the train's passengers, while Cee struggles to cope with her impending birth and the horrible memories of her late husband and the nuclear holocaust.

From Inside played at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain, the Puchon Fantastic Film Festival in Korea and picked up a 1st Feature Film award at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal earlier this year.


Preceded by

Latchkey's Lament
Directed by Troy Nixey
Canada, 2007, 17 minutes
www.latchkeyslament.com

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Latchkey's Lament blends computer animation and live action in an engrossing yarn of love and heroism. Mr. And Mrs. Key are snatched from their home late one evening by the insidious Keyfiend and taken back to his monolithic factory. There Mr. Key witnesses the demise of his wife at the hands of the Keyfiend. Mister Key must then escape the Keyfiend's clutches if he is to survive and avenge the spirit of his beloved.

Director Troy Nixey is an acclaimed comic artist who has illustrated a works for notable creators like Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner. He was recently picked to direct Guillermo del Toro's new production of one of our childhood favorites, John Newland's Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973). Congratulations Troy!

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