Screening & Live Event
Fear Itself

Part of First Look 2017
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Bartos Screening Room

With Charlie Lyne in person

Dir. Charlie Lyne. England. 2015 88 mins. New York Premiere.
Half-heard whispers. A creaking door. Darkness itself. From Vertigo to Videodrome, the scariest movies exploit our greatest and most basic fears. Narrated by a woman haunted by things she has seen and cannot unsee, Fear Itself weaves together clips from cinema’s most terrifying moments to explore how filmmakers scare us—and why we let them. As with his debut film Beyond Clueless, English director Charlie Lyne’s second feature is both a probing collagist essay and deft, whip-smart provocation, exploring the soul of cinema from the inside out. Preceded by Copycat (Lyne, 2015, 9 mins). In the summer of 1990, a teenage filmmaker successfully raises $100,000 to shoot a pioneering horror film. Twenty-five years later, he tells the story of a cult classic that never was.

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