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The Alchemist Cookbook + The Puppet Man

 
NY PREMIERE
 
Thu, Jun 16, 2016
  • 9:40PM
 
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+  Q&A with Joel Potrykus
 
 
 
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The Alchemist Cookbook

Directed by Joel Potrykus
With Ty Hickson, Amari Cheatom
2016, 82min

 

Young outcast Sean (Hickson) has isolated himself in a trailer in the Michigan backwoods, setting out on alchemical pursuits with his cat Kaspar as his sole companion. Filled with disdain for authority, he’s escaped a society that has no place for him, but when he turns to black magic to crack nature’s secret, he rouses a malevolent force that threatens to dismantle both his otherworldly goals and his very being. This micro-budget genre-bender echoes the absurdist, visceral tones in Potrykus’s previous films, Buzzard and Ape, which were showcased in a BAMcinématek retrospective in 2015. An Oscilloscope Laboratories release.

 
The Puppet Man

Directed by Jacqueline Castel
With Crystal Renn, Johnny Scuotto, John Carpenter
2016, 9min

 

A supernatural killer stalks a young woman and her friends in a seedy, neon-lit dive bar in this reference-laden homage to 80s horror films, featuring an original score and cameo appearance by the master himself: John Carpenter.

 
 
 
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This screening will feature a Q&A with The Alchemist Cookbook director Joel Potrykus.

 
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