Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival special guest Jennifer Lynch will screen 'Chained', 'Surveillance' and 'Despite The Gods'

Posted by Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival on February 27, 2013

Tickets are now on sale for the niche genre festival, 7-10 March in Hobart 


Hobart – 27 February— Highly regarded filmmaker Jennifer Lynch (daughter of iconic filmmaker David Lynch) will be a special guest at the Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival in Hobart next week. 

Lynch will be present for the opening night film Despite the Gods, a documentary which details her difficult experiences while directing the feature film Hissss in India. 

The film’s director, Australian Penny Vozniak, will also be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. 

“This is the ideal film to open the festival,” says Stranger With My Face’s Briony Kidd, “It’s not only a hugely entertaining doco, but it concerns the struggle of a female director making genre cinema, so will be of particular interest to our audience and the other visiting filmmakers.” 

“We’re excited to have Jennifer at the festival, because she’s had a fascinating career to date and her work is so strong and original.” 

The Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival focuses on female perspectives in the horror genre and highlights the work of women specifically, in an area of the film industry where they are greatly underrepresented behind the camera. 

It’s affiliated with an international movement, Women in Horror Month, and coincides with International Women’s Day on 8 March. The festival’s aims are about increasing the quality and entertainment value of mainstream cinema by encouraging diversity. 

Stranger With My Face will screen Lynch’s most recent film as director, Chained, on 9 March, with a post-screening Q&A. Well received on the international festival circuit in recent times, it stars Vincent D’Onofrio as a serial killer. 

In addition, Jennifer Lynch will introduce a screening of her 2008 thriller, Surveillance, at MONA Cinema on 9 March. MONA will also host a short program of selected films from the festival on 10 March, with details to be announced soon.

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