On Friday September 28 Englewood Cinema will showcase eleven big independent film experiences. Englewood is known for its yearly show of support to local filmmakers including Horrorama and featuring films that could be considered ‘slightly’ off the mainstream radar and older vintage classics that otherwise would never see the big screen again.
First up is local independent visionary, artist and Horrorama host Andrew Copp’s short Consumption of the Heart which will appear in the upcoming Collective Volume 5 collection. Mr. Copp is known for his deep, dark and diabolical approach to the camera creating graphic, surrealistic, unforgettable images, scenery and themes turning the most perverse/twisted idea’s into macabre beauty. His 1998 visually disturbing and brutal gore-splashed tale of self torture and blood lust The Mutilation Man ranks as an exercise in stamina for the eyes. 2009’s Quiet Nights of Blood and Pain is a psychological drama dealing with the post emotional/mental effects of heavy combat and the violence of the mind. In 2010 he turned his interest from exploring inner torture to the outer epidermis in the Tattoo Documentary Ink & Flesh featuring Dayton artist Chad Wells. Mr. Copp’s boldest and most controversial vision to date is the upcoming nightmarish, surreal tale of obsessive vengeance for a lost love taking a man’s mind, heart and soul to the brink of utter madness in Church Of The Eyes. Friday nights excursion into the drifting apart emotions and anatomical decay/physical deterioration a couple willingly experiences to rekindle the lost flame is a ‘consuming’ if not physically grotesque show of their true love and devotion to each other. The film is unrated but contains adult themes and graphic content and will be the ONLY Dayton screening.
Next up is Indie filmmaker Jason Hoover and Jabb Pictures fourth volume is a series of ten 10 minute short films by different teams each about a different emotion. Volume three was exclusively directed by women relating to the theme ‘ten minutes to live’. Volume four carries with it a wide variety of celluloid inspiration and degeneration. Featured film Bryan Wolfords Myctophobia is about a woman’s crippling Fear of the dark while David Ross’ black and white Greek import Flash of The Wire explores SCHADENFREUDE, Pleasure in the suffering of others. Two entries by Jason Hoover, Frankie-a take on Grief and the urban mockumentary 101 Taylor Street discusses Denial. There’s a saying about not drinking the Koolaid, well Dustin Mills’ Epidemic about Trust warns us to stay away from the pizza too. James Mannan covers Lust and ghost hunting in Death Do Us Part. Jim Dougherty’s films Regret about genetic lycanthropy in Contrition, series staple 14 year old Dakota Meyer shows Hate in Luke 1:17. The collection ends with a double dose of grind-house humor about the worlds oldest professional with Happy Hooker Bang Bang, David Paul Bonnell tells the sordid tale of the Envy a girl has for her ‘working’ roommate while its street walking counterpart Jakob Bilinski’s Bloody Hooker Bang Bang: A love Story is all the Rage.
Several of the evening’s filmmakers will be there to sign copies and talk to fans. Friday night September 28th 11:00 pm $5 at the door 320 West National Rd, Englewood Ohio 45322. For more info go to www.facebook.com/pages/