FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER Announces Special Event with Bobcat Goldthwait
The Film Society of Lincoln Center's upcoming horror series Scary Movies 7 announced it has added a special screening of Bobcat Goldthwait's WILLOW CREEK preceded by a screening of the horror classic THE NANNY, starring Bette Davis on Tuesday, November 5.
Scary Films 7 Co-curator, Laura Kern, said, "We asked Goldthwait to select a film that terrified him as a child. He chose THE NANNY, which we are thrilled to be screening prior to WILLOW CREEK."
Regarding his choice of THE NANNY, Goldthwait said, "It's really good and creepy. Almost as scary as the Fran Drescher one."
Directed by Seth Holt, THE NANNY (1965) is a Hammer Films psycho-thriller starring Bette Davis in the title role in a story about a young boy who returns home after being institutionalized for two years upon receiving the blame for the drowning death of his little sister. Placed under the care of his devoted nanny, he is soon accused of trying to poison his own mother. But was it the boy or his caregiver who is actually the disturbed killer? Goldthwait will introduce the film.
Goldthwait's latest film, WILLOW CREEK, marks his debut in the horror genre. A comedy/thriller hybrid, Goldthwait plays with the found footage conceit, as we watch a super-likable couple (Bryce Johnson and Alexie Gilmore) while they embark on a Northern California Bigfoot tour, documenting it every step of the way. He's a believer and she's accommodating enough, but when they get deeper into their journey (into their tent, more specifically) things start to get truly hairy. And that's also when the film transforms into an experience that's as nerve-wracking as it is comedic.
Also announced was the added appearance of PROXY director Zack Parker with two stars from the film, Alexia Rasmussen and Kristina Klebe to take part in a Q&A following that film's screening on Monday, November 4. Also, set to appear are filmmakers Eli Roth (THE GREEN INFERNO), Clif Prowse and Derek Lee (AFFLICTED), Andrew van den Houten (ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE) and CURTAINS actress Lesleh Donaldson.
Tickets now on sale and admission will be $13 for General Public, $9 for students and seniors (62+) and $8 for Film Society Members. Visit www.FilmLinc.com for additional information
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center works to recognize established and emerging filmmakers, support important new work, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility and understanding of the moving image. Film Society produces the renowned New York Film Festival, a curated selection of the year's most significant new film work, and presents or collaborates on other annual New York City festivals including Dance on Camera, Film Comment Selects, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, LatinBeat, New Directors/New Films, NewFest, New York African Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema and Rendez-vous With French Cinema. In addition to publishing the award-winning Film Comment Magazine, Film Society recognizes an artist's unique achievement in film with the prestigious "Chaplin Award." The Film Society's state-of-the-art Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, located at Lincoln Center, provide a home for year round programs and the New York City film community.
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