Mise En Scenesters screen unseen gem “Crime Wave”
Trust the Mise En Scenesters, “Chattanooga’s Pop-Up Arthouse Theater” to offer a screening of what they describe as “one of the most criminally underseen films of the 1980s.” And just in time to help you recover from your post-Thanksgiving pig-out trance!
According to MES, “This Canadian cult oddity [is] an early example of postmodern filmmaking. The story details screenwriter Stephen Penny’s attempts to write a crime film in the grand cinematic tradition. He has a variety of potential beginnings and endings, but he struggles to find a middle. He discovers an opportunity for script-doctoring assistance through a mysterious man named Dr. Jolly, who inhabits a surreal version of the American South.”
MES will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds to the filmmaker himself. And, they add: “You won’t be seeing this one on Netflix anytime soon!”
MES Presents “Crime Wave”
8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29.
Barking Legs Theater,
1307 Dodds Ave.
Tickets available on the Chattanooga Film Festival Shopify store at http://chattanooga-film-fest.myshopify.com/products/mes-presents-crime-wave