Tribeca Festival 2007

The organisers said: "For those audiences in need of something left of center, the Midnight section offers the dark, the creative, the strange, and everything in between. From rat zombies and vampires to alien sex cults, a comedian’s criticism of critics to raunchy blokes doing unheard of stunts, this collection of films may be shocking, creepy, or gross but they’re always fun."

View other Tribeca Festival Films by strand: Discovery, Encounters, Family Films, Showcase, Spotlight, World Documentary Feature Competition, World Narrative Feature Competition

Black Sheep Black Sheep
Black Sheep and Zombie Virus On Mulberry Street
Black Sheep (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2006; Director: Jonathan King; Writer: Jonathan King; Stars: Nathan Meister, Danielle Mason, Peter Feeney, Tammy Davis, Glenis Levestam, Tandi Wright, Matthew Chamberlain), Official Site, Trailer
Genetic experiments aimed at producing the perfect sheep go horribly wrong...
New York Premiere
Dirty Sanchez: The Movie (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Jim Hickey; Stars: Matthew Pritchard, Lee Dainton, Mike Locke, Dan Joyce, Myke Hawke Pierce, Howard Marks, Elizabeth Tan, Kasumi Kitano, , , )
Think Jackass on crack and you've got the boys of Dirty Sanchez-Great Britain's troupe of raunchy madmen on a world tour of depravity. With wicked nasty stunts such as liposuction drinking games, beer enema shotguns, things that shouldn't be done with male genitalia, and more, Dirty Sanchez should be viewed with a cast-iron stomach and a twisted sense of humor.
North American Premiere
Heckler (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Michael Addis; Stars: Louie Anderson, Dave Attell, Vince August, Al Berman, Lewis Black, Stephen Burrows, Christa Campbell, Paul Chilsen, David Cross, Bill Dawes, Mike Ditka)
Comedian Jamie Kennedy confronts hecklers and heckled alike in this wry, spirited documentary. With appearances from limelight veterans like Rob Zombie, Mike Ditka, George Lucas and Bill Maher, Heckler illuminates the often contentious relationship between those in the spotlight and the critics in the crowd.
World Premiere
In The Land Of Merry Misfits (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Keven Undergaro; Writer: Keven Undergaro; Stars: Bob Backlund, Fred Berry, Brendon Blincoe, John Comerford, Lisa Cross, Josie Davis, Spencer Emmons, Kurt Engstrom, Ron Ford, Joe Gear, Dennis Gubbins)
A wrong turn lands a young college graduate in a colorful realm of seriously twisted fairytales and wacky ne'er-do-wells on noble quests. To escape and win back his girlfriend, this unlikely hero must help a whimsical group of madcap misfits thwart the accepted social order and capture "The Grail of Popularity".
World Premiere
The Matrimony (Xin Zhong You Gui) (Country: China; Year: 2007; Director: Teng Hua-Tao; Writer: Yang Qianling, Zhang Jialu; Stars: Fan Bingbing, Leon Lai, Rene Liu)
A woman is haunted by the ghost of her husband's dead fiancee.
North American Premiere
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man and Unearthed
The Poughkeepsie Tapes (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: John Erick Dowdle; Writer: Drew Dowdle, John Erick Dowdle; Stars: Stacy Chbosky, Ben Messmer, Samantha Robson, Ivar Brogger, Lou George, Amy Lyndon, Michael Lawson, Ron Harper, Kim Kenny, Iris Bahr, Scott Beehner)
When hundreds of videotapes showing torture, murder and dismemberment are found in an abandoned house, they reveal a serial killer's decade-long reign of terror and become the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives have ever seen. Brutal and engrossing, actual footage from these tapes mixed with interviews with FBI profiles and victims’ families begin to expose the many layers to this mystery.
World Premiere
Rise: Blood Hunter (Country: US, New Zealand; Year: 2007; Director: Sebastian Gutierrez; Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez; Stars: Lucy Liu, Michael Chiklis, James D'Arcy, Carla Gugino)
Reporter Sadie Blake (Lucy Liu) awakens in a morgue and realizes she is no longer human. Trying to resist the thirst for blood, she vows to hunt down the sect responsible for her situation, and kill the vampire that changed her. Chalk fill of action, this slayer flick is sure to thrill.
World Premiere
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (Country: USA, UK; Year: 2006; Director: Stephen Kijak; Stars: Damon Albarn, Dot Allison, Marc Almond, David Bates, Ed Bicknell, David Bowie, Al Clark, Jarvis Cocker, Cathal Coughlan, Rob Ellis, Brian Eno)
Documentary about one of rock's most enigmatic and influential heroes.
New York Premiere
Unearthed (Country: USA; Year: 2007; Director: Matthew Leutwyler; Writer: Matthew Leutwyler; Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Luke Goss, Beau Garrett, Tonantzin Carmelo)
Creature feature sees a beastie escape from a burial ground.
World Premiere
The Workshop (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Jamie Morgan; Writer: Jamie Morgan; Stars: Jamie Morgan, Paul Lowe, Ryan Spielman, Madeleine Lowe, Laurel Sutherland, Brian Appleby)
A spiritual search for answers leads the filmmaker to a California workshop run by a guru who promotes sexual adventure-and the existence of aliens. In this amusing and emotional film, Jamie and his friends shed their clothes and inhibitions for a wild ride of sex, fear, love, anger, betrayal and joy. Mature audiences only.
World Premiere
The Matrimony The Matrimony
The Matrimony and Rise: Blood Hunter
Zombie Virus On Mulberry Street (Mulberry Street) (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Jim Mickle; Writer: Nick Damici, Jim Mickle; Stars: Nick Damici, Kim Blair, Vonia Arslanian, Laurel Astri, Ron Brice, Bo Corre, Larry Fessenden, Larry Fleischman, Adam Folk, Rodney Gray, Tim House), Trailer
Manhattan gets ratty.
New York Premiere

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