Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, June 14, 2013 – Sunday, June 16, 2013

 Detroit Film Theatre


(UK/2012—directed by Peter Strickland)

The year is 1976. A mild-mannered British sound engineer named Gilderoy (Toby Jones, who gave a bravely creepy portrayal of Alfred Hitchcock in HBO’s The Girl) arrives in Rome to work on the post-synchronized soundtrack to The Equestrian Vortex, a tale of witchcraft and murder set inside an all-girl riding academy. But as Gilderoy begins to work on what should by all appearances be a run-of-the-mill Italian horror film, he begins to see – and hear – an alarming series of events that cause the line between fiction and reality to blur, and to make Gilderoy wonder; is he working on a film, or is he in one? This uniquely nightmarish, darkly funny, visionary spine-tingler perfectly captures the tone of Italy’s notorious 1970’s giallo horror genre, as well as lovingly recreating the world of analog sound recording that now, in our digital age, seems both Juassic and mysteriously intriguing. The perfect late show! In English and Italian with English subtitles. (92 min.)

“Dazzling… a tense, teasing triumph, exquisitely crafted.” –Guy Lodge, Variety

“A Kafkaesque, meta-horror tale set in the lost annals of cinematic history. It plunges the audience into a tense, richly ambiguous and evocative world of goosebumps-inducing sound.” –Colin Geddes, Toronto Film Festival

*****! Seriously weird and seriously good… quite extraordinary.” –Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (UK)

Friday, June 14 at 9:30 PM

Saturday, June 15 at 9:30 PM

Sunday, June 16 at 4:30 PM