NYC: See Chilean Zombie Film “VIDEOCLUB” Free on August 18th!News Samuel Zimmerman
Chilean filmmaker Pablo Illanes, who helmed sinister new age-y slasher BABY SHOWER, has turned his eye to zombies and is bringing his horde to New York City for a free screening this August. Fango readers and genre fans are cordially invited.
VIDEOCLUB is a 90s-set horror-comedy about “18 year-old, sexually inexperienced video store employee Miguel Jiménez (Pedro Campos). Together with his best friend, Mauro (Samuel González), Miguel makes homemade films and his debut movie, Victims of Madness, causes problems with his parents (Daniel Alcaíno and Berta Lasala) for its excessive level of violence and exploitation of his younger sister, Tati (Francisca Diaz). It’s the early years of the Chilean transition to democracy and everything that represents freedom or desire is still seen with suspicion.”
“One hot summer, Michael falls for Daniela (Luciana Echeverría), a mysterious member of the video club. Willing to do anything to
conquer her heart, he encounters a small obstacle that will change his plans: the apocalypse. Following an outbreak of violence plaguing the neighborhood, Miguel turns to his last refuge, the neighborhood video club.”
Following a successful festival run, VIDEOCLUB is screening Monday, August 18th at New York City’s storied Anthology Film Archives entirely free. Presented by Chilean wine Waqar Pisco, and featuring a Q&A with director Illanes and cast & crew TBD (moderated by myself!), you can attend the screening by RSVP’ing to Nicole@DecantadorWine.com