For three years, the film junkies at Mise En Scenesters have risked life, limb and personal finances to keep the flow of great indie cinema pouring into Chattanooga, and now with a little help from our over 2,000 regional supporters and movie lovers, we’re proud to kick off another year of great indie, obscure, classic and cult classic cinema.
We hope you’ll join us in the first few months of 2014 as we continue our mission of celebrating all that make cinema great.
Our January-March 2014 line-up includes the films HERE COMES THE DEVIL, THE PUNK SINGER, THE VISITOR, FATEFUL FINDINGS and GRAND PIANO. Purchasing an MES SIX PACK also offers thrifty film fans an opportunity to save a little cash off the ticket price to each film.
The MES SIX PACK is the perfect holiday gift for the indie film fan in your life. The purchaser or recipient of the MES SIX PACK is entitled to admission to each of the five January-March 2014 MES Film Club offerings as well as a single admission to a TOP SECRET May 2014 screening only open to MES DONORS and MES SIX PACK holders.
MES SIX PACK on Square Market
Playing MES January 18
HERE COMES THE DEVIL
This film combines modern indie filmmaking and storytelling with a hint of ‘70s-styled psychological horror that may not just be psychological. Francisco Barreiro and Laura Caro play parents Felix and Sol whose preteen son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside after a casual hike became every parent’s nightmare. The good luck and good fortune of their return soon changes, as the children’s behavior suggests ominous and unspeakable events the night the children were lost that continue even now. As a loving couple – and loving parents – try to care for and protect their children, the ancient and half-whispered legends around the caves and the mountain and those who have gone there before become too strange to believe…and too dangerous, no matter how insane, to ignore.
“One of the most interesting, frightening and thoroughly alive-both intellectually and viscerally-works of horror and dread this critic has seen in a very, very long time.”
—Gabe Toro, The Playlist on Indiewire
“A memorable shocker. Great performances and a script that never quite does what you expect it to.”
—Drew McWeeney, Hitfix
“Magnificently creepy. It utterly floored me.”
—Steve Prokopy, Ain’t It Cool News
Playing MES January 25
THE PUNK SINGER
In this SXSW 2013 Official Selection Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut-up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna, THE PUNK SINGER takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.
—Eric Kahn, Indiewire
Playing MES February 1
The Sci-Fi/Horror Epic That 1979 Couldn’t Handle: In this unforgettable assault on reality–restored and presented uncut theatrically for the first time ever in the U.S.–legendary Hollywood director/actor John Huston (The Maltese Falcon; Treasure Of The Sierra Madre) stars as an intergalactic warrior who joins a cosmic Christ figure in battle against a demonic 8-year-old girl, and her pet hawk, while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. Multi-dimensional warfare, pre-adolescent profanity and brutal avian attacks combine to transport the viewer to a state unlike anything they’ve experienced… somewhere between Hell, the darkest reaches of outer space, and Atlanta, GA . The Visitor fearlessly fuses elements of The Omen, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, The Birds, Rosemary’s Baby, The Fury and even Star Wars creating the most ambitious of all ’70s psychedelic mindwarps . Its baffling all-star cast includes Shelley Winters (Night Of The Hunter), Glenn Ford (Superman), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Franco Nero (Django) and Sam Peckinpah (director of The Wild Bunch).
“A ridiculously entertaining hybrid of Rosemary’s Baby, Close Encounters, The Birds, Damien: Omen II, and more. It’s the schizophrenic mother of all 70’s Drive-In Oddities”
Playing MES February 15
A paranormal thriller where a computer hacker exposes worldwide secrets.
“Wonderful…..David Lynch Meets Toms Wiseau…. The Audience Loved It.” Audience: “Had A Blast…We All Cheered… Loved The Genre… Could Not Stop Talking About It And Liking It!”
—Seattle International Film Festival, 2013
“Received A Standing Ovation … A Fantastic Screening!” Audience: “Thunderous Applause … Never Seen Anything Like It…. Loved It … Awesome … People Were Ecstatic!” “… The Next Cult Sensation”
—Fantasia International Film Festival, Montreal, 2013
”Without A Doubt The Next Cult Classic.”. ” ….Leads To One Of The Most Bravura Conclusions In The History Of Cinema . …I’m Not Exaggerating .” ” It Is Full Of Heart And Special Vision “. ” I Guarantee You Will Love Fateful Findings ! ”
—Devin Faraci, Badass Digest
Playing MES March 22
Starring Elijah Wood & John Cusack. Wood plays Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, who has stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public for a long awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of an expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: “Play one wrong note and you die.” In the sights of an anonymous sniper (Cusack), Tom must get through the most difficult performance of his life and look for help without being detected.
“The best movie that Alfred Hitchcock never made.”
“VIRTUOSIC – A DAZZLER! Infused with originality and expertly executed. The suspense is as taut and responsive as piano wire.” —Marjorie Baumbarten, The Austin Chronicle
“ENDLESSLY ENGAGING. It’s probably the best Brian De Palma movie he never made.”
—Todd Gilchrist, Playlist on Indiewire
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