WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 3/13/2020

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Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs and Blu-rays (and hot off the server VODs), and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.

FILM FESTIVALS (cancellations):

With the cancellation of the South by Southwest festival leading the vanguard, and the indefinite suspension of New York’s Tribeca festival the latest big news, all film festivals of note have been cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a huge blow to independent films, since smaller films often depend the boost that a successful festival run could create to find a distributor for their movies. Suggestions to hold festivals online have mostly met with a big “blah” from the cinephile community. There’s no telling how long these quarantines will last. Next on the chopping block is Cannes in May: officials are still hoping the outbreak will be contained enough by then to move forward. Keep washing your hands, and we’ll see what we will see.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

Luz (2018): Read Giles Edwards’ review. ‘s microbudget possession thriller had already been out in a bare-bones DVD, but Altered Innocence upgrades it to Blu-ray, adding a new Singer interview and two of the director’s previous shorts. Buy Luz.

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We’ll only list irregularly scheduled one-time screenings of this audience-participation classic below. You can use this page to find a regular weekly screening near you.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: Next week, we’ll be continuing our March Mad Movie Madness tournament as we creep towards the Eerie Eight. There’s still time to vote in the Strange Sixteen round, however, where there are a trio of especially tight contests. Then, we’ll be providing a few minutes of reading material for any shut-ins as Giles Edwards reviews the new art doc Queen of Paradis, G. Smalley plans on checking out his reader-suggested RoboGeisha (2009), and we entertain rare visit from Eugene Vasiliev, who drops by after many years absence with a shocking top 10 list. Stay dafe out there, and onward and weirdward!

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that we have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

One thought on “WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 3/13/2020”

  1. You stay Safe too, Greg.

    I’m hoping all this plandemic hullabulloo gets wrapped up before mid-July.

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