Tribeca Film Festival 2008

The organisers say: "Making for fun and memorable viewing day or night, the eclectic titles in the Midnight section offer everything from campy laughs to smart thrills. From Tasmanian cannibals to small-town suicide rings, a pan-sexual rock & roll party to psychopathic farmers, this collection of films may be shocking, or creepy, but they're always fun." Here's what they say about the films that are screening.

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The Cottage The Cottage
The Cottage and Dying Breed
The Auteur (Country: USA; Year: 2008; Director: James Westby; Writer: James Westby; Stars: Melik Malkasian, Cara Seymour, Holie Barker, Scott Bellomo, John Breen, Sarah Burch, T.J. Civis, Bryan Coffee, Michael Fetters, Katherine Flynn, Loren Hoskins), Official Site
With a body of work that includes Five Easy Nieces and My Left Nut, Italian auteur Arturo Domingo is the foremost artist among pornographic filmmakers. In this hilarious spoof, Domingo hopes to revive his sagging career by reuniting with his former lead actor and making his greatest triumph yet. Based on his own 2002 short.
World Premiere
The Cottage (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Paul Andrew Williams; Writer: Paul Andrew Williams; Stars: Dave Legeno, Andy Serkis, Jennifer Ellison, Doug Bradley, Georgia Groome, Reece Shearsmith, Steve O'Donnell, Johnny Harris)
When wannabe big-time crooks kidnap a gangster's daughter and hole up in a remote cottage, they find there are scarier people out there than the mob.
International Premiere
Dying Breed (Country: Australia; Year: 2008; Director: Jody Dwyer; Writer: Michael Boughen, Jody Dwyer, Rod Morris; Stars: Mirrah Foulkes, Leigh Whannell, Nathan Phillips, Melanie Vallejo, Bille Brown, Peter Docker, Brendan Donoghue, Elaine Hudson, Sally McDonald, Ken Radley, Sally McDonald, Sheridan Harvey), Official Site
Four friends find out something - or someone - murderous lurks in the rain-slogged Australian bush.
World Premiere
From Within (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Phedon Papamichael; Writer: Brad Keene; Stars: Elizabeth Rice, Thomas Dekker, Kelly Blatz, Laura Allen, Adam Goldberg, Rumer Willis, Margo Harshman, Brittany Robertson, Jared Harris, Steven Culp, Amanda Babin)
Evil comes from within in this smart, supernatural thriller, set in a small extremist evangelical town that is mysteriously afflicted with serial suicides. Up-and-coming cast includes Elizabeth Rice, Thomas Dekker, Laura Allen, and Rumer Willis.
World Premiere
Killer Movie (Country: USA; Year: 2008; Director: Jeff Fisher; Writer: Jeff Fisher; Stars: Paul Wesley, Kaley Cuoco, Gloria Votsis, Al Santos, Jason London, Torrey DeVitto, Cyia Batten, Nestor Carbonell, Leighton Meester, J.C. Chasez, Maitland McConnell), Official Site
A reality TV director copes with a spoiled celebutante and a show gone haywire when a masked killer starts bumping off the crew in this slasher-movie satire.
World Premiere
Killer Movie Killer Movie
Killer Movie and The Auteur
Sick Nurses (Suay Laak Sai) (Country: Thailand; Year: 2007; Director: Piraphan Laoyont, Thodsapol Siriwiwat; Writer: Chanop Sirikamolmas, Buddhiporn Boossbarati, Thodsapol Siriwiwat, Piraphan Laoyont; Stars: Libby Brien, Dollaros Dachapratumwan, Philip Hersh, Wichan Jarujinda, Kanya Rattapetch, Chidjan Rujiphun, Chon Wachananon, Ase Wang)
A vengeful ghost forces a group of sexy organ-harvesting nurses to confront their own demons in this deliriously twisted and vibrantly designed Thai splatterfest. New York Premiere.
New York Premiere
SqueezeBox! (Country: USA; Year: 2008; Director: Steven Saporito, Zach Shaffer; Stars: Deborah Harry, Michael Musto, John Waters), Official Site
Like the weekly pansexual party it pays tribute to, SqueezeBox! immortalises the no-holds-barred, anything-goes attitude that its denizens embodied. The legendary club where the Toilet Boys and Hedwig were born gets the ultimate rock-and-roll tribute where all are welcome.
World Premiere
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