Montreal! Weirdness reigns at Mascara & Popcorn Film Fest starting tomorrow


There’s more scary, weird and wonderful stuff going on in Montreal, and it launches tomorrow as the fifth Mascara & Popcorn Film Festival gets underway. Read on for the details.

The Mascara & Popcorn Fest is a celebration of the frightening, bizarre, transgressive and subversive in short-form cinema, with live attractions as well, including burlesque and music performances at a “Black Carpet” event that opens the fest tomorrow night, August 14 at Bistro de Paris (4536 Saint-Denis Street). It closes Sunday, August 17 with “Zombie Karaoke,” and in between, over 50 short movies will be presented in categorized blocks like “Tainted Love,” “Strange Days” and “The Grindhole” at the Mainline Theatre (3997 Saint-Laurent). Among the films are Kim Garland’s VIVIENNE AGAIN, Dre Boulet’s DEAD FIELD, Izabel Grondin’s LA TABLE, Patrick Rea’s COUNTER PARTS, Marc Roussel’s THE LAST HALLOWEEN and many others, competing for awards from both the audience and a jury of industry professionals headed by Fantasia international film festival co-director Mitch Davis. For tickets and further information, head on over to Mascara & Popcorn’s official website.

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Michael Gingold

Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.

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