Friday, June 23rd
LATE NIGHT THRILLS AND CHILLS
Beta Persei, directed by Katherine Clark. In this contemporary reimagining of the myth of Perseus and Medusa, a planetarium owner unravels as he forges an earthbound relation with his stargazing companion. (CP, 2015, Horror/Science Fiction/Fantasy, 17 min. 25 sec., New York, Chicago, USA)
Poignant, directed by Jaspreet Kaur. A young medical researcher named Amy (Laura Mitchell) wrestles with the frightening connection of a mysterious entity that has bonded with her. As she enters this surreal journey and sees her world change before her, Amy must deal with questions surrounding her own sanity and what this terrifying entity may want from her. (WP, 2016, Thriller, 1 hr. 30 min., Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Total run time: 108 min. Q & A with filmmakers. Hosted by Jay Kay.
Joining the esteemed family of The Female Eye Film Festival, Jay Kay has been called the Charlie Rose of Horror for his tireless work cultivating creator conversations. A jack of many dark trades – including radio, journalism, film judging (Etheria Film Night), and moderating Q & As at a variety of film festivals (Ax Wound Film Fest) and horror conventions (HorrorHound) – Jay Kay brings unique perspective, heart, and intangibles to any conversation. As the host of the Rondo-Hatton-nominated Horror Happens Radio Show, he has created one of the most well-respected and diverse horror talk-radio shows streaming today. The weekly live and uncensored program continues to grow on multiple streaming stations, with more than 1,000 first-time guests over five seasons and over 215 episodes spanning the dark corners of horror.