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Shudder Theatre at Los Feliz 3 | Beyond Fest 2022
Q&A with filmmaker Amanda Kramer. West Coast Premiere!
Screening courtesy of Utopia
Tickets Go On Sale 2022-10-08 9:00 am PST
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The brilliant mind of Amanda Kramer offers forth another sinister, brilliant and utterly warped experience with a recreation of the television one-off specias of the 70’s and 80’s with her usual visionary insight. Sophie Von Haselberg stars as Sissy St. Claire: about to have her big moment in the spotlight with her very own TV special – the dancers are ready, the orchestra is primed and Sissy herself is more than prepared for her big moment. But something sinister lurks in the outer reaches of the show – a sinister figure lurks in the dark, watching Sissy and an ugly feeling of loss and desperation slowly replaces the laughter of the audience. What is it that haunts Sissy so? The answer can only lie within her show. Combining experimental filmmaking with an ever-encompassing sinister atmosphere, Amanda Kramer once again shows why she is one of the most singular voices operating in cinema within this generation of filmmakers – a bold and brilliant film that will haunt you for days to come.
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