|Director:||Sidney J. Furie|
Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- The Ipcress File
|09.27.12||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2012|
My last movie of the festival was Kier-la's screening of this 80s classic which had slipped through the cracks for me. It's basically known as the ghost rape movie. Barbara Hershey plays the rapee and Ron Silver plays a shrink who thinks it's psychosomatic. I have to say, Hershey's performance in this movie is phenomenal. I mean I don't exactly get the connection with psychosis (I'll have to read the book!) since the movie makes it pretty clear that supernatural things are happening, but it must've been a pretty hard role to play and she was utterly believable. Ron Silver was also good in his weird way. There's also a weird "this is inspired by true events" message at the end of the movie that feels like a total 80s device that I somehow believe just because the ending was so weak. I liked it though. I forget how nice it is to watch older movies at the Alamo, particularly when it's not a packed house. I know this is antithetical to every business model but there's something about being in a theater with just one or two dozen other people... like we're the hardcore who show up for the unpopular ticket or we're all in some unspoken club for liking something that other people don't... or even just that we'd rather watch a movie than go to a party feels really good to me. The movie feels more personal somehow.
Anyway, after the movie I didn't really feel like going to the party. I was tired, the theme seemed kind of tired, I didn't love the venue last year, and all things considered I felt like it was over. So it was a very unceremonious and abrupt end to my festival. I simply walked to my car and drove home.
It's several weeks later now by the way. I know there are things I wanted to mention in these notes but now can't remember. Instead let me just put a general note here about how great it was to hang out with the old friends that I saw. It seems like fewer and fewer people are coming out to this thing. Tiffany, Victor, Ryan... all missing this year. The plus side of that is twofold: I got to spend more time with Micah and Jarrette and had some great times in between movies. And also I got to meet a bunch of new people. My pre-movie conversation with Marc English was illuminating. Antonio asked me to sign his book. More people than I thought remembered who I was which was flattering. I do wish I would've forced myself to write this earlier but fuck it.