This year, in addition to the Film Festival, the Independent Film Track brings you four feature-length movies: Vampira: The Movie, Pirates of the Great Salt Lake, The Signal, and Blood Car.
Learning Center, 1AM (Sat morning)
From pin-up to TV star to B-movie icon, Vampira: The Movie documents the life and career of Maila “Vampira” Nurmi, the “glamour ghoul” and horror movie hostess best known for her appearance in Ed Wood’s 1956 low-budget Plan 9 From Outer Space. (documentary)
Q&A with director Kevin Sean Michaels to follow.
International North, 7PM
Two outcasts and loners take the pirate code to heart in their landlocked home and set out for a life of pillaging and plunder. They stumble upon a long lost treasure map, but will it fulfill their wildest pirate dreams or curse them…or both? (fantasy/comedy)
Q&A with director E.R. Nelson to follow.
International North, 4PM
In the city of Terminus, all forms of communication have been jammed by an enigmatic transmission that preys on fear and desire. Ben must save the woman he loves from the bedlam in the streets as well as her crazed, sadistic husband by uncovering the true nature of The Signal. (sci-fi/horror/thriller)
Q&A with the cast and crew to follow
Learning Center, 11:30PM
Save gas…drive Blood Car! In the near future, gas prices have reached astronomical highs, and Archie Andrews is trying to discover an alternate fuel source. While experimenting with wheat grass, he accidentally stumbles upon a solution: Blood. Human Blood! (horror-comedy)
Q&A with writer/director Alex Orr to follow.