Friday Night Weird is a weekly cult film series at the Boedecker Theater of the Dairy Arts Center. We program films of all genres, new and old, so long as they are visually striking, thematically subversive, under seen, under appreciated or just plain WEIRD.
Aug 17 - 31: Sinister Suburbs
3 modern takes on the dark side of suburban life
Under the Tree
With icy sharpness, this wickedly dark comedy starts with a neighborly disagreement over the shadow cast by a tree. But the battle of wills turns into a race to the bottom of the human soul.
When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control. (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, 2018, Iceland, 1:29, NR)
Summer of 84
Not only set in the 80s, but shot like it was made in the 80s, complete with synthy soundtrack, this teen caper toys with the genre. The fun of summer is subdued by a rash of killings, and a group of teenage friends spend their summer trying to prove it's their neighbor, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous. (François Simard/Anouk Whissell/Yoann-Karl Whissell, 2018, Canada/USA, 1:45, NR)
Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. (Jordan Peele, 2017, USA, 1:44, R)