Thursday, May 28, 2009

What, When, Where this Weekend - Drag Me To Hell, Munyurangabo, Pontypool, Up

What, When, Where is a weekly guide to select screenings, discussions and events in the NYC-area of interest to screenwriters. Have an event you'd like to see listed here? Give us a heads-up at

Opening this week...

DRAG ME TO HELL, written by Sam and Ivan Raimi, dir. by Sam Raimi

Premise: A loan officer ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse which turns her life into a living nightmare. Desperate, she turns to a seer for help, and learns she only has a short period of time before she is literally ushered into Hell.

Playing: All over.

Sam Raimi - back to his slapstick horror roots? I'm beyond sold. Chalk me in.

MUNYURANGABO, written by Samuel Gray Anderson and Lee Isaac Chung, dir. by Lee Isaac Chung

Premise: An orphan of the Rwandan genocide travels from Kigali to the countryside on a quest for justice.

Playing: Anthology Film Archives

The first time I'd heard of this was Time Out's review. They do it a lot more justice than any of the information I've found online about it.

PONTYPOOL, written by Tony Burgess, dir. by Bruce McDonald

Premise: A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.

Playing: Cinema Village

UP, written by Bob Peterson, dir. by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson

Premise: By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.

Playing: Everywhere.

It's Pixar. Do we have any reason to doubt them anymore? It's gotten ridiculous.

What are you doing/seeing this weekend?

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