Midnight Dankness Presents: HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS
608 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4, Canada
For its third delirious edition, audiences are invited to pregame for the 2023 TIFF MIDNIGHT MADNESS slate with a wild night of remix art and the Toronto premiere of a zany new cult film in the making: HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS!
Born from the brains of Mike Cheslik and Ryland Brickson Cole Tew, who conjured the LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER (2018), comes a raucous dialogue-free epic in the slapstick tradition of Buster Keaton of Harold Lloyd, but also the looney ‘toons of Chuck Jones and Tex Avery. Set in the 19th century, a disgraced applejack salesman named Jean Kayak battles the elements to survive in an unforgiving wintery, woodland wilderness teeming with crafty critters - all of which are ingeniously realized by the filmmakers with hysterical mascot costumes.
Having racked up numerous audience awards from festivals all over the continent and beyond, HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS is an endlessly inventive extravaganza of hire-wire gag-a-minute comedy and gobsmacking spectacle that by its madcap climax approaches the visual sophistication of a set piece straight out of Steven Spielberg’s TEMPLE OF DOOM or Richard Williams’ THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER.
The filmmakers will also be in attendance, so you can ask them the wheres, whys, and hows that will be burning holes in your cerebrums!
And if that wasn't enough, per Dankness tradition, the feature will also be preceded by an exhilarating and dank hour of remix video art from WARM LIGHT exclusively commissioned for this edition of MIDNIGHT DANKNESS!
9 PM - DOORS OPEN
9:30 PM - WARM LIGHT REMIXES
10:30 PM - HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS
$15.00 (AT THE DOOR)
HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS TRAILER!
Raven Banner Entertainment, SRH Agency, The Royal Cinema, The Laser Blast Film Society
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