The San Francisco Film Society will present the U.S. premiere of Jim Isaac’s unapologetically exploitative, darkly comic Pig Hunt (2008), with Isaac, cowriter/producer Robert Mailer Anderson and cowriter Zack Anderson expected for a post-screening Q&A, at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 23 at Landmark’s Clay Theatre.
Deep country bliss turns into a verdant hell when John (Travis Aaron Wade), his girlfriend and a group of buddies head out from San Francisco for a weekend of pig hunting. At the remote ranch of John’s uncle, who has died under mysterious circumstances, the city slickers soon suspect that a ravenous 3,000-pound black boar is rampaging through the forest. They also discover other malevolent forces in their midst—including a heavily armed clan of rednecks, a machete-toting cult leader and his emu-raising, pot-growing crew of femmes fatales. There are cameos and music from blues harp legend Charlie Musselwhite and Primus’s Les Claypool, who provided the alternately brooding and funky original score. Paying homage to drive-in cinema as well as more mainstream fare like Deliverance, Jaws and The Road Warrior, San Francisco’s own writer/producer Robert Mailer Anderson (who won praise for his debut novel Boonville) and director/producer Jim Isaac have come up with a darkly comic hellride with a uniquely Northern California sensibility. As Mitch Davis of the Fantasia Film Festival says, this is the “wildest American horror film of the year.” Shot on location in San Francisco and Mendocino. Written by Robert Mailer Anderson and Zack Anderson. With Travis Aaron Wade, Tina Huang, Howard Johnson Jr, Trevor Bullock, Les Claypool. 107 min.
Tickets: $10 for year-round SFFS members; $12.50 general; $11 seniors, students and persons with disabilities, $50 reserved VIP. Tickets available online at www.sffs.org or by calling 925.866.9559.
For more information: www.sffs.org.
Official Website: http://www.sffs.org/events/films/film_pighunt.html
Added by cinesoul on October 17, 2008