Putting a spotlight on the strange, bizarre, and shocking, the What The Fest!? at the IFC Center returns March 20 to the 24th. The opening night film is Larry Fessenden’s Depraved, a modern day re-invention of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The closing night film is Kirill Sokolov’s Why Don’t You Just Die!, and this film of crime, corruption, greed, dysfunctional families, and unrequited love is preceded by stand up from Last Comic Standing’s Harrison Greenbaum.
The Go Straight to Hell sidebar of the fest features the World Premiere Restoration of Ray Laurent’s 1970 documentary Satanis: The Devil's Mass, a look inside the infamous “Black House” in San Francisco, where the Church of Satan was established; a talk by author Grady Hendrix about the heavy metal “Satanic Panic” of the 80s, based on his book We Sold Our Souls and followed by a book signing, and the NY Premiere of Penny Lane’s Sundance hit documentary Hail Satan? with subject Lucien Greaves in-person.
Along with the expected panels is a special discussion entitled FEMALE TROUBLE: FEARLESS WOMEN LEADING THE WAY IN HORROR, FANTASY, AND SUSPENSE, with speakers Meredith Alloway (Film Journalist, Independent Filmmaker), Roxanne Benjamin (Director of Body at Brighton Rock), Emma Tammi (Director of The Wind), and Jenn Wexler (Producer, Depraved).
To learn more, go to: http://www.whatthefestnyc.com/
What The Fest!?
March 20 - 24, 2019
323 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10014