MAGICAL A./BLOOD FEAST

Artists Brittany Gravely (Boston, MA) and Ken Linehan (Providence, RI) make up Magical Approach, a collaborative, expanded filmmaking project whose performances consist of manipulated, multiple 16mm projections with live sound and other mystical accoutrements. Divining visions for all who participate, Magical Approach relies upon telepathy, synchronicity and the alchemy of photochemistry to guide the work and the performances. Showing part of their “hypnotic” series and Tarot portraits in addition to other short films taken from various uncategorized zones of the ether, Magical Approach will present a unique show created especially for the sleeping giant.

The expanded cinema project, Magical Approach (see experimental sidebar), will set the table for the ancient Egyptian feast. Hershell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Feast is a police procedural that moves to its own beat. The Miami village police department has its hands full with a series of mysterious and seemingly random murders and the only connection may or may not be a book club. Meanwhile, wealthy Miami socialite, Dorothy Fremont wants to throw a dinner party for her daughter that has NEVER been seen or experienced. Dorothy’s good friend Annette Dupris suggests Fuad Ramses owner of Fuad Ramses Exotic Catering and it looks like he has just the ticket: “An actual feast that has not been served in 5000 years. “

The Godfather of Gore passed away in Ft. Lauderdale back in Sept of 2016 and we were lucky to recently uncover a 35MM print for this special occasion. Mr. Lewis who later became a well known direct-mail marketing guru never imagined that his work would survive past the drive-in circuit they were created to serve. One filmmaker who championed the work of Mr. Lewis was John Waters. Serial Mom’s Chip and Beverly Sutphin share a bond over their fondness for Blood Feast.