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BLUE RUIN

February 4 @ 9:30 pm

TICKETS for BLUE RUIN at 518 Val Sun Feb 4, 930p HERE

 

Director Jeremy Saulnier – 2013 USA 92 min – IndieFest 2014 program note:

 

Back in 2007, SF Indie played Jeremy Saulnier’s riotous horror comedy Murder Party, and after making a name for himself as a cinematographer in the interim – most notably for the dreamy narratives of Matthew Porterfield (Putty Hill) – Saulnier now returns to the director’s seat, with frequent collaborator Macon Blair turning in a transfixing performance as Blue Ruin’s damaged lead.

Dwight is a soft-spoken, somewhat shell-shocked beach hobo who lives in his blue car on the west coast, just trying to keep his head down and limit interactions with the outside world. When he is informed by a sympathetic cop that the man imprisoned for murdering his parents has just been released, Dwight vows to get revenge, and sets off on a road trip back to his old haunts to give the killer a different kind of homecoming. – Kier-la Janisse, SF IndieFest

“[Saulnier’s] dark revenge tale flaunts its small-town strangeness, but it also keeps a sharp eye on the human beings at the story’s center. Blue Ruin may occasionally be midnight-movie lurid, but not at the expense of deeper questions about vengeance’s diminishing returns.” (Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine)

 


ABOUT INDIEFEST Year Sixteen

Dates: Feb 6-20, 2014

Venues: Brava, Roxie, New Parkway

Features: 37  Shorts: 51  Parties: 7  Bands: 2 Total Films: 88  Total Films To Date: 1296. 

With: Jeff Ross, Kier-la Janiss, Holly Roach, Jeff Giordano, Chris Metzler, Jay Wertzler, Anna Feder, Catie Roads, Nadja Mark, Nina Ramos, George Kaskanlian, Anne Maley, Adam Harvie, Karen Larsen, studio1500

Sponsors: Grants for the Arts, Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, East Bay Express, KALX, Tax Ninja, Blue Angel, Do415, Purity Organic, sfstation.com, Hotel Abri, Hotel Mark Twain, Other Avenues, Phoenix Hotel, Yelp, Lagunitas, studio1500

NOTES: We try out the New Parkway in Oakland. Party bus outside the Roxie for Lets Ruin It With Babies. Chris Metzler joins the team.

Venue

518 Valencia Pop Up Theater
518 Valencia St
San Francisco, 94110