The Beast Pageant
September 20th 6pm at The Screening Room 127 E. Congress
2010, USA, 74 Min
Directed by Albert Birney & Jon Moses
Cast: Ron Bauerle, Samantha Bennettlepel, Chelsea Bonagura
"Sometimes you gotta feed the serpent its own damn tail"
The Beast Pageant was shot in velvety black-and-white and with a tongue-in-cheek humility that is avant-garde in a legitimate sense. "The Beast Pageant" incorporates inventive puppetry and costuming, along with both stop-motion and traditional animation.
Abraham lives deep in the heart of an industrial wasteland. His only companion is a giant machine. Inside the machine is a man and a woman who take care of Abraham's every need. Abraham drifts through daily life until a tiny singing cowboy bursts from his stomach and leads him into the wild.
"Beast Pageant is a wild and crazy one and for those adventurous cinema goers, well worth the time and effort." Pop Culture Ninja
"The love child of David Lynch and Michel Gondry has been born.. and its name is The Beast Pageant" Jared Mobarak
Official Selection Slamdance
Official Selection Maryland Film Festival
Official Selection Santa Cruz Film Festival
Official Selection Boston Underground Film Festival
2011, USA, 6 Min
Directed by Nathan Honnold
Cast: Troy Halverson, Paula Honnold, Stephen Keller, Shirley Wintsch
A husband seeks to break the repetitions of a relationship by seeking out an underground feeding den, only to be caught up in another repetitious cycle.
The Screening Room
127 E. Congress
Tucson, AZ 85701