Media Arts Program
 


Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

$8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members

Pig Death Machine

<em>Pig Death Machine</em>
<em>Pig Death Machine</em>
<em>Pig Death Machine</em>

(2013, dir. Jon Moritsugu)

"Pig Death Machine verges on sophisticated… anyone who longs for the old, weird films of John Waters or the psychotronic freak-outs of New York's Cinema of Transgression should be able to get their fix from Pig Death Machine."
-Los Angeles Times, 8-7-13

"As anyone should probably expect from a movie called "Pig Death Machine," there is a riotous climax in which the comedy's crew of unashamedly trashy grotesques yields the screen to an onslaught of raw bacon (and other meats) filmed in stop-motion animation... overflowing with eye-popping production design, eardrum-destroying rock ' n' roll, gross-outs aplenty and deadpan one-liners you'll be quoting for weeks."
-The Wall Street Journal, 5-29-13

"As scuzzy, schizoid and defiantly lo-fi as ever, punk-rock auteur Jon Moritsugu (Mod Fuck Explosion, Scumrock) proves with his Kickstarter-funded first feature in over a decade that there's still a cinematic underground in the post-Internet world."
-LA Weekly, Aaron Hillis, 8-7-13

"Pig Death Machine does have many beautiful images and a sense of self-aware humor about itself... imagine "Charly" directed by David Cronenberg."
-Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10-12-13

After eating undercooked, parasite-laden, pink piggy, a brainless hottie (Amy Davis) is transformed into a dangerous genius, while across town, a punky-buxom-botanist-babe (Hannah Levbarg) eats the same meaty treat and ends up endowed with the supernatural ability to "hear" her specimens. Dreams become nightmares as they choke on the sweet nectar of envy and desire.


STARRING
Amy Davis, Hannah Levbarg, Victor of Aquitaine, Tucker Bennett, Cherries Jubilee, Chivo Blanco, Jules Otis Career, Johnny Pink, Jon Moritsugu, Tetsuki Ijichi, Spoonbug Davis, Anthony Buchanan, Michael Musto, Toshio Moritsugu, Dorothy Hoshide, Alison Moritsugu, Stefen Petrik, Aaron Hoshide, Kristie Miner, Ruth Davis.

DIRECTED BY
Jon Moritsugu

WRITTEN BY Jon Moritsugu & Amy Davis
PRODUCED BY Apathy Productions
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Ruth G. Stark
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Matthew Orefice
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Todd Verow
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Jill Carmichael
2ND UNIT DIRECTOR Amy Davis
PRODUCTION MANAGERS Jason de Boer, Stephen Jules Rubin
ART DIRECTOR Vvinni Gagnepain
PROP MASTERS Jeremy Moran, GC Gonzales
2ND UNIT DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Tetsuki Ijichi
CAMERA ASSISTANT Bud Roberts
WARDROBE STYLIST Amy Davis
COSTUME SUPERVISOR Sachel Mitchell
HAIR AND MAKE-UP Tonya Wray, Steve Truitt
COCOJOY'S HAIR Rob Parker
LIPTON'S HAIR Laura-Jane Rivera
SOUND RECORDIST Kazumi Hayashi
EDITOR Jon Moritsugu
DIGITAL COLORIST Amy Davis
EDITORIAL CONSULTANT Don Swaynos
SOUND DESIGN Apathy Productions
MUSIC COMPOSED BY Monte Cazazza, Robert Jason, James Reich
MUSIC BY Deerhoof, Dirty Beaches, Polvo, Early Man, I Am Spoonbender, Housecoat Project, Low On High, The Dick Farm, Odynophagia, Steven Jupiter, Mr. Catfish

Pig Death Machine was shot in the New Mexico locations of Santa Fe, Galisteo, Lamy, Tesuque, Espanola, and Eldorado in July and August of 2010.

 
 
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