7th Annual Reel Independent Film Extravaganza Presents: Dinner With The Alchemist w/ Puppets of Xylos
Dinner With the Alchemist is based on true events that took place around the turn of the 19th-to-20th century. The police reports are riddled with mysterious murders, and the legends tell of voodoo, immortal beings, spirits, and a clash of this world and the next.
Dinner With the Alchemist follows a few strands of these New Orleans legends and weaves them together into a dramatic thriller. It follows the wealthy alchemist, Jacques St. Germaine, who travels to New Orleans to seek help from the legendary voodoo priestess Marie Laveau. When a spate of murders are uncovered, Jacques and the quarreling locals butt heads as they try to discover the identity of the killer. The whole town gets involved: Mary, the orphan; the Carters, down-on-their luck dockworkers; Jenkins & McMurphy, the real-life police investigators tasked with solving the case; the Brookmores, a British family embroiled in New Orleans voodoo; and the girls of May Baileys, the high-end French Quarter brothel, who are being targeted. Featuring a cast of characters pulled from actual police reports, Dinner with the Alchemist weaves historical fact and imaginative storytelling into a mysterious supernatural drama.
Along with Puppet of Xylos, the Doctor Who fan made film directed by James Billian.
Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic (View)
2911 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|