Phantom of Winnipeg
Sat 12/7/19 @ 7:00 PM PT
Starring Paul Williams, Ed Pressman and Gerrit Graham Directed by Malcolm Ingram and Sean Stanley TCB Productions set in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. On the surface, this is a movie about the strange, and in the wrong hands potentially derisive, fact that despite bombing literally everywhere else in the world, Brian De Palma’s 1974 film PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE was a smash hit in Winnipeg, outperforming pop-cultural phenomena like JAWS and THE EXORCIST AND playing to full houses for over a year. While Malcolm Ingram and Sean Stanley’s documentary never truly unearths the reason for this freak occurrence, the theories range from Winnipegers being natural obsessives to there simply being more musicians and artists in the city to appreciate the film’s elusive charms. This is, after all, a place where they drink two and a half times more Slurpees than the rest of the country combined, and where harsh winters keep people indoors, alone and inside their own heads, where creativity or loneliness can set in.
The 16th Annual Another Hole in the Head Film Festival brings you 15 days of mind bending cinema from the San Francisco Bay Area and around the globe culling together a diverse collection of films of all varieties and budgetary considerations.