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Cincinnati World Cinema presents...
The "alt" Scary Movie Marathon
Saturday, Oct 27, 4 pm – 7 pm – 9 pm
$10 advance/$15 door for the Entire Program !
See just one or two or dive into all three!

The Garfield Theatre   719 Race St, Cincinnati, 45202

So, what is the "alt" Scary Movie Fest?
Answer:  Creative and compelling films that ARE NOT all about blood, gore, cheap scares, slashers, etc.

    Join us for original and thought-provoking adult interpretations of the genre that are clearly different from the predictable retreads emerging every Halloween season. We have three great films, starting with two new-breed psychological thrillers, ending with a bohemian love story that spans the ages.
    We're talking sophisticated, nuanced horror of the variety that pierces your subconscious and unsettles your mind and emotions. In a couple of the films there is some violence – supporting, but not driving or dominating, the story lines. Think tension and suspense as an art form – Hitchcock, not Freddy Kruger.
    You'll enjoy strong performances by recognizable stars Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, plus some impressive newcomers like Anya Taylor-Joy.
    Check out a single screening, see two films or dive into all three. $10.00 in advance/$15.00 door for as many films as you want, see details below. A great way to enjoy scary movies – on the big screen, in a darkened theatre, with kindred spirits. Brief descriptions and trailers for each follow:

THE WITCH, Saturday Oct 27, 4 pm.
    "The Witch scared the hell out of me. And it's a real movie, tense and thought-provoking as well as visceral."   – Stephen King
    Winning Best Director honors for Robert Eggers at the Sundance Film Festival, The Witch is a gorgeous, thoughtful and scary film. The highly atmospheric story is enhanced by exquisite historical detail of a mid-17th-century New England family's community and daily life. The film unfolds from the perspective of a family that genuinely believes the woods around their farm contain some sort of evil, supernatural being – and they're right.
    Eggers is visually discreet and highly creative, making the things you don't see scarier than those you do. The writing, direction, acting and production values – lighting, music, design, cinematography, editing – are all top-notch and impressive. These elements combine to create a bewitching tale that keeps you on the edge of your seat through the film's climax.


HEREDITARY, Saturday Oct 27, 6 pm.
    As the title suggests, Hereditary poses the question of who we blame for our shortcomings: ourselves, our parents, our progenitors? Or is it something else entirely? This is a "family" movie, about the Grahams, consumed by intense and overwhelming feelings of grief, guilt, secrecy, despair, emotional displacement – experiences many of us encounter when dealing with the loss of a family member.
    The lead character, Annie Graham (Toni Collette), plays a woman quite literally possessed by her own grief. How this plays out is for the viewer to discover, but it is no secret that Collette's gripping, hypnotic performance is the best, and most intensely wrenching of her career. The cast, young and old alike, is well-chosen and up to the task, backed by brilliant direction, camera work and orchestral score, all-in-all making tension an art form.


ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, Saturday Oct 27, 9 pm.
    With the closing film, the tone and pace softens. Jim Jarmush's sensual romance gives us cultured adult bohemian vampires, stars Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, plus a strong supporting cast including John Hurt. Jarmusch transports viewers into an atmosphere of suave decadence and debauchery, heightened by the amber tones artfully employed by cinematographer Yorick le Saux.
    Devin Faraci from Badass Digest said this about the film: "They can stop making vampire films now, because Jim Jarmusch has made the ultimate one. Only Lovers Left Alive takes the vampire as poet, as rock star, as [blood] junkie, as morose philosopher, as doomed lover to a place of such absolute perfection that any further examination of the type seems a waste of time."

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  • Saturday, October 27, 4 PM, The Witch, by Robert Eggers, 92 minutes.
  • Saturday, October 27, 6 PM, Hereditary, by Ari Aster, 127 minutes.
  • Sunday, October 27, 9 PM, Only Lovers Left Alive, by Jim Jarmusch, 123 minutes.

The Garfield opens 30 minutes before show time.
the newly renovated GARFIELD THEATRE, 719 Race St, Cincinnati 45202.
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Ample parking at affordable rates —  1,700+ garage spaces within two blocks ‐ Gramercy Garage (next door, enter via Race, 7th or Elm streets), Garfield Garage (9th St., next to the Phoenix) and Macy's Garage (7th Street). Another 363 surface lot spaces within a couple blocks, plus numerous on-street meters.   
Other transport options include the Street Car, Metro, Tank, Uber, Red Bike, etc.
   Ticket prices for the films are:
   Marathon Pass: Adults, $10 advance, $15 door,
   valid for all 3 films – come to the one(s) you want to see!
Click here for online tickets

ADA ACCESS: We have completely revamped and improved ADA access, with a direct path to wheelchair spaces and companion seats (no ramps, no stairs). Individuals using walkers or wheelchairs should call ahead to let us know your screening date and time, (859) 957-3456.
Across the street from the Garfield, you'll find the Butcher & Barrel, home of delicious shareables, salads, entrees and desserts, plus excellent wine, craft beer and mixed drinks. General Manager Randy Procter is offering CWC patrons an inaugural 15% discount on your order, excluding beverages, and you'll need your online ticket purchase confirmation or ticket stub from the event.
Discount valid only for the date on your ticket. Enjoy a pre- or post-film meal; coffee and dessert; or hang at the bar.
Hours: TUE-THS - Dining, 5-10 pm; bar 3:30 - 12:00.  FRI-SAT - Dining 5-11 pm; bar 3:30 - 2:30.  SUN - Dining 5-9 pm; bar 3:30 - 1-pm. Dinner reservations recommended. Check out the menus and photos: thebutcherbarrel.com.

QUESTIONS?   Please or call (859) 957 3456.

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