Announcing a new Meetup for Las Vegas Arthouse Film Meetup!
What: CineVegas: Asylum Seekers Film & Party
When: June 13, 2009 3:00 PM
Price: $10.00 per person
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meetup Description: CineVegas: Asylum Seekers Film Screening and Party
Saturday, June 13 at 3:30PM
Official Asylum Seekers Film Premiere Party at The Rio inside McFadden's
Calling all Terry Gilliam fans and those who appreciate darkly comedic films about escape with fantastic imagery!
John Casey and Paula Landry kindly invited our group to see their film, Asylum Seekers and then join them afterwards for their official party to celebrate the movie.
ASYLUM SEEKERS, USA. 85 Min.
Work, family, relationships, deadlines, terrorism, information overload... When Modern Life is getting crazier and crazier, day by day, who wouldn't think about getting out? Leaving it all behind? Wouldn't that be the only sane response to this mad world? Asylum Seekers is about escapism, about feeling the pressure and deciding on a radical solution. Six characters can't take their various stresses any more and are heading for the door marked EXIT. It leads to a deluxe, exclusive, luxuriously-appointed mental asylum, an adult funfair where they can let it all go and be waited on hand and foot for the rest of their carefree lives. Or so it seems... The first twist is that there are limited places. Only one free bed remains.
The competition is on. And there are many other surprises lying in wait for the unwary, would-be-insane patient... The ride out of the world they know has only just begun!
The nymphomaniac virgin, the twin-less trophy wife, and the rapping stockbroker are a little off. Likewise, the electronics-loving Lolita, the faded pin-up girl, and the paranoid are not quite right. But when these six would-be patients compete for the last available bed in a luxurious insane asylum? well, that?s just plain crazy. And, without a doubt, absurdly appealing. ASYLUM SEEKERS? mood-driven cinematography and production design create a Terry Gilliam-esque world of freaky characters and cracked institutions that point to the surreal but are uncomfortably close to reality. Director Rania Ajami blends absurdity with psychotherapy and madness with magic realism. Touching upon the themes of identity, normality, sexuality, romance, reality, and the idea of what exactly constitutes insanity, Ajami lays out a colorful vision that matches her colorful characters. Along with her performers, all of whom help us connect with the disconnected, she delivers what is not just an exaggerated observation of the people society doesn?t willingly accept, but a reflective one that questions the human condition ? one that is as whimsical as it complex, as comedic as it is chaotic.
The trailer does, indeed, look pretty fantastic especially those colorful furries in the beginning - like a video for Bats for Lashes. Pretty hot, if you ask me:http://cinevegas.bside.com/2009/films/asylumseekers_cinevegas2009
Asylum Seekers starts at 3:30 PM inside The Palms at Brenden Theatres. Tickets available at The Palms Box Office at Brenden Theaters. $10.
Asylum Seekers Film Premiere Party at 5:30PM at The Rio inside McFadden's (across the street from The Palms) featuring complimentary Asylum Seeker signature Red Bull cola drinks & bar snack food.
Psst...if you can't make it on Saturday, Asylum Seekers screens again on Sunday at 6:00 PM and there's a another Asylum Seekers Premiere Film Party at The Rio inside McFadden's Friday, June 12th at 9PM.
Learn more here:http://arthouse.meetup.com/129/calendar/10617519/