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Nashville Film Festival - Best Actress: Mary Buss
Nashville Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize Graveyard Shift Competition
Mickey Reece, John Selvidge
Mary Buss, Laurie Cummings, Ginger Gilmartin, Ben Hall, Danielle Ploeger, Jacob Snovel
Wine, Jello and vamps! Oh my! In CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER, his 27th feature film, legendary underground filmmaker Mickey Reece (STRIKE, DEAR MISTRESS, CURE HIS HEART) pits two sisters (the unforgettable Mary Buss and Ginger Gilmartin) against each other as they vie for the affections of a man who may or not be a bloodsucking vampire. A film teeming with oddball characters, dog philosophers, star swipes and horrifically appealing Jello platters, CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER is an improbably seductive camp classic. A darkly funny take on old vampire perverts, this psychosexual melodrama inquires into the various neurosis of its desperate, lonely characters as they eat, drink, cry, and flirt around a candlelit dinner table.
Teeming with sexual tension and cinematic homages, CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER draws the audience into a lush and erotic world. With hints of Ingmar Bergman and Douglas Sirk, the film inflects the larger-than-life emotions of melodrama with the surreal and dreamy atmosphere of Euro-horror. The film’s 4:3 aspect ratio harkens back to Saturday-afternoon movies, and the film’s period look was achieved using an ALEXA mini equipped with a 1970s era lens. A visual and narrative feast (often literally), the film plays on a variety of old-school tropes. It continually subverts and illuminates with its unique and unexpected character trajectories. Deeply ironic, absurd and ethereal, CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER is for an audience with discerning and adventurous palettes. – Justine Smith
At Raven’s End Mortuary, a young woman’s curiosity about death and his past “clients” leads Montgomery Dark to relate a few of the most bizarre tales.
Mauro Iván Ojeda
As an undertaker, death is Bernardo’s business, but it also pervades the home his family lives in. An exceptional ghost story.
John C. Lyons, Dorota Swies
Two neighbours fight for survival against a poison that is infecting their soil. The realities of environmental crisis are released from the shadows!