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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.

Friday Night Weird - April
A Weird Spring brings a month of new films of alien or paranormal experiences, each using the strange to give perspective on the human condition.
 

Marrowbone- Apr 13

In this neo-gothic horror, four siblings seek refuge in an old home after the death of their mother, only to discover that the house has another, more sinister, inhabitant. Intensely psychological and visually gorgeous, it was filmed in Spain, set to look like New England, and is in English. (Sergio Sanchez, 2017, Spain, 1:50, NR)

 

Ghost Stories- Apr 20

Arch skeptic Professor Phillip Goodman embarks upon a terror-filled quest when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable 'hauntings'. Stars acclaimed English actors Andy Nyman and Martin Freeman. (Jeremy Dyson/Andy Nyman, 2017, 1:38, NR)

 

 

November- Apr 27

"November" is based on Estonian novel "Rehepapp" by Andrus Kivirähk, a bestseller of the last twenty years. The film is a mixture of magic, black humor and romantic love. The story is set in a pagan Estonian village where werewolves, the plague, and spirits roam. The villagers' main problem is how to survive the cold, dark winter. And, to that aim, nothing is taboo. People steal from each other, from their German manor lords, and from spirits, the devil, and Christ. To guard their souls, they'll give them away to thieving creatures made of wood and metal called kratts, who help their masters by stealing more. They steal even if their barns are already overflowing. Stealing is an obsession that makes the villagers more and more like the soulless creatures they command, the kratts. The main character of the film is a young farm girl named Liina who is hopelessly and forlornly in love with a village boy named Hans. Her longing makes the girl become a werewolf and jump into an ice-cold pond. She's ready to die in the name of love. The pragmatic farmers are faced with a question: is the life that they've won through so much toil worth anything, if it lacks a soul? Estonian pagan and European Christian mythologies come together in this film. Both mythologies look for a miracle; for an ancient force that gives one a soul. This film is about souls - longing for a soul, selling your soul, and living without a soul.
 



Friday Night Weird (May): Coming of Age Weirdly
We all feel strange as we grow up, and these four movies, all by women filmakers, each tell that story with a different spin. 
 
Freak Show
May 4
Could Billy Bloom be like everyone else if he wanted to? It would certainly save him a whole lot of trouble. But he has absolutely no desire to be like them. When others call him theatrical, he takes it as a compliment; when his classmates feel provoked by his drive to be different, it only motivates him further. 'The nail that sticks out gets hammered down', his father warns him. That does not deter Billy from deciding to run for homecoming queen. Somewhere in-between David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Freddy Mercury and Oscar Wilde, in the transgressive space of pop culture and dressed up as a high school comedy with wit, heart and a dazzling cast, Freak Show is about the violence of conformity and the power of self-determination.
(Trudie Styler, 2018, USA, 1:31, NR)
 
Fish Tank
May 11
Mia, an aggressive fifteen-year-old girl, lives on an Essex estate with her tarty mother, Joanne, and precocious little sister Tyler. She has been thrown out of school and is awaiting admission to a referrals unit and spends her days aimlessly. She begins an uneasy friendship with Joanne's slick boyfriend, Connor, who encourages her one interest, dancing.
(Andrea Arnold, 2009, UK, 2:03, NR)
 
Blue My Mind
May 18
15-year-old Mia is facing an overwhelming transformation which calls her entire existence into question. Her body is changing radically, and despite desperate attempts to halt the process, she is soon forced to accept that nature is far more powerful than she is. By special arrangement, The Boe has acquired a pre-release "film festival" screening. 
(Lisa Ivana Br¸hlmann, 2018, Switzerland, 1:37, NR)
 
Raw
May 25
Everyone in Justine's family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At sixteen she's a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats RAW meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge...
(Julia Ducournau, 2017, France, 1:38, R)
 

 

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