CANUXPLOITATION: The Genre Gems of Astron 6

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Film Info
Film Category:Midnight Shorts Program
Running Time:90
Year of Release:2013


Astron-6 is the brainchild of five iconoclastic, multi-media artists who share a fascination with the mechanics of fear and laughter. They subvert the expectations of the seasoned viewer with the nightmarish and absurd. Their imagery and recurring themes are often torn from the childhood of the irony-craving, internet savvy Generations X and Y. Screening a selection of shorts and a sneak preview clip of the Editor, a feature giallo comedy starring Udo Kier!


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-Anna Feder