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An hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions, all realized by Obayashi via mattes, animation, and collage effects. Equally absurd and nightmarish, HOUSE might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet. R / 88 min. In Japanese w/ subtitles.
The sixth film in our partnership series "Understanding Horror" with Illinois State University professor of psychology Dr. Eric Wesselmann. This series will seek to understand our morbid fascination for stories of “things that go bump in the night.” Film screenings will include a brief introduction and lecture by Dr. Wesselmann.
The Normal Theater is excited to present the "Best of Fest" encore screenings from the Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival.
DO NO HARM
Risking her career rather than admit the truth that she has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and overwhelmed by a fear of causing harm to others, Dr. Beth Anderson breaks into a high security facility to steal an out of date sandwich in order to save a pregnant colleague from eating it.
COME ON TIME
The story of Clive Kennedy, a music documentary about a performer who can’t perform. A story of incredible talent gone unrealized turns into a joint effort between subject and filmmaker to battle Clive’s mental health and find catharsis in his songs.
A charming family dramedy that navigates the difficulties of pregnancy and motherhood with a bittersweet optimism and refreshing transparency. Frida, a 40-year-old painting therapist, unexpectedly gets pregnant just as the father of her child leaves her for his ex.