Sunday, May 13, 2012

DIY Art & Life, A Day with Joe Swanberg

Ultra 8 Pictures, CINSSU and Refocus are pumped to co-present DIY Art & Life: A Day with Joe Swanberg.

Hosted at Innis Town Hall on Sunday May 13th, the event will feature Toronto premiere screenings of the Full Moon trilogy (THE ZONE, ART HISTORY, SILVER BULLETS) by acclaimed independent director Joe Swanberg, with the director in attendance. An extended discussion on DIY filmmaking will follow the third screening.

Here's your chance to see Joe Swanberg live for the first time since his appearance at TIFF in 2010 as a cast member in Adam Wingard's A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE. Adam also photographed and stars in both ART HISTORY and THE ZONE.

DATE: MAY 13, 2012

4:00pm - ART HISTORY, followed by a brief Q&A
6:00pm - THE ZONE, followed by a brief Q&A
8:00pm - SILVER BULLETS, followed by an extended discussion with director Joe Swanberg, moderated by Jason Anderson (The Grid, The Toronto Star)

* Or to buy tix without paying any ticket fees, email me at

* Individual tickets for ART HISTORY & THE ZONE are $8
* Individual tickets for SILVER BULLETS are $12
* ALL DAY PASSES are $25


SILVER BULLETS (World Premiere, SXSW Film Festival)
An actress and her filmmaker boyfriend experience turbulence in their relationship when she accepts a role in a werewolf film. The actress connects with her new director while her boyfriend spirals into a dangerous depression.

“Silver Bullets is the most affecting “horror” movie I’ve seen in a while, as Swanberg ignores tired supernatural scare-flick trappings and locates terror in the shadowy, passive-aggressive process of making, and watching, movies.” - The Village Voice

THE ZONE (World Premiere, AFI Film Festival)
Larry and Sophia, a young Brooklyn couple, share an apartment with their roommate, Kate. An attractive male visitor arrives and seduces all three of them over the course of a night and the following day. When the visitor disappears as suddenly as he arrived, the delicate balance of the apartment and its inhabitants is disrupted.

ART HISTORY (World Premiere, Berlin International Film Festival)
Tension mounts between a director and his lead actress on the set of a sexually explicit low-budget film. As the actress and her co-star develop real feelings for each other, the director's jealousy erupts and he begins sabotaging his own production.

“Swanberg has been prolific enough to create a precise set of expectations from his work. Art History … satisfies all of them.” – IndieWire

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