CINEMA OUBLIETTE 4: THE WILD HUNT – Aug 20th, 8:30pm
#Hashtag Gallery is proud to announce the fourth film in our monthly Cinema Oubliette film series:
THE WILD HUNT
2009, dir: Alexandre Franchi. 96 mins.
Having lost his girlfriend Lyn to LARP (live-action role-playing), regular guy Erik from Montreal goes on a “love quest” with the help of his brother Bjorn (co-screenwriter Mark A. Krupa), a Viking leader in the faux-medieval world. To varying degrees, the pull of ancient ritual and/or contempo jealousy compels the players, including ferocious “shaman” Murtagh, to act as if their battles are real, leading to bloody action far beyond LARP borders.
“The fantasy world of medieval re-enactment has its “Straw Dogs” in “The Wild Hunt,” a Canadian comedy-turned-thriller in which grown men (plus a woman or two) dress up as Celts and Vikings en route to going truly nuts. Those wearing black finger-polish are bound to appreciate it, but first-time feature director Alexandre Franchi deserves mainstream cred for his own cheeky role-play — initially impersonating a benign satirist of the rubber sword-swinging set when his ultimate goal is a good deal more savage.”
– Rob Nelson, Variety
Cinema Oubliette: THE WILD HUNT
Tuesday August 20th, 8:30pm
PWYC donations will be accepted (and encouraged!)
Cinema Oubliette is a monthly film series dedicated to overlooked cinema. Each month we screen a hidden gem in the heart of the gallery, complete with snacks and post-screening dialogue.