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Pig Death Machine @ Hallwalls

Every once in a while it can be good to subject your brain to films that are the complete opposite of mainstream milieu. You know, the over the top z-movies that make a name for themselves because they just don’t fit in with the superfluous b-movies. The types of movies that take take everything to the next level, like watching a train wreck from inside the train.

The film Pig Death Machine, produced by Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis, is just one of those cinematic treasures that has enough of a zany, surreal and disturbing plot to please the most discerning John Waters fan. If, at the end of the movie, you’re not exactly sure what you saw… though for some strange reason you kinda liked it, then the cinematic team of Moritsugu and Davis has done its job once more to transmogrify your brain into a sponge that soaks in a plot that would have Roger Ebert running for the hills.

Fortunately for movies such as Pig Death Machine, there are enough appreciators of shock schlock out there that the film won the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 2013 Chicago Underground Film Festival. Hmmmm… maybe viewing the following trailer of this ‘psychological horror screwball comedy’ will be enough to get you to check out the entire underground pig headed (literally) film that stars Amy Davis as a rabid bimbo-turned-brainy evil genius (after eating rancid pork), and Hannah Levbarg as a cross-town punk botanist beauty that winds up with supernatural powers (after eating the same meat). The entire cast is out to take you for an unforgettable ride through the warped mind of the movie’s creators. Just what the doctor ordered for a slow Tuesday night.

“Pig Death Machine verges on sophisticated… anyone who longs for the old, weird films of John Waters or the psychotronic freak-outs of New York’s Cinema of Transgression should be able to get their fix from Pig Death Machine.” -Los Angeles Times

Pig Death Machine | (2013, Dir. Jon Moritsugu) | Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm | Facebook

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center | 341 Delaware Avenue | Buffalo, New York 14202

$8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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