If you are in New York on the 14th, I highly recommend stopping by the special screening of Poultrygeist as part of the Anthology Film Archives series for cinephiles. I admit that Poultrygeist is a little over the gross-out line, even for a Troma film. Tromeo and Juliet is still my favorite Troma flick ’cause I’m a romantic. Body Piercing, Kinky Sex, Dismemberment. The Things That Made Shakespeare Great. Still, the Toxic Avenger changed my idea of what cinema could be. In a deeply personally important way. Troma did use production values and had a cute boy pitch the Poultrygeist film to me. Anyway, most importantly, any opportunity to see Lloyd Kaufman speak is worthwhile. He is a DIY inspiration and a true indie pioneer.
January 14, 2012
9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Join Lloyd Kaufman for a screening of Poultrygeist!
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.)
New York, NY 10003 USA
Directors and John Goras and Lloyd Kaufman’s night of chicken-cinema and cluckery at the prestigious Anthology Film Archives Saturday, January 14th at 9:00 p.m., will be benefiting their favorite feathered friends- Chickens! A portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in hopes to fight against the cruelties of factory farming.
Troma Entertainment will be previewing a “fine cut” of PETA’s latest public service announcement concerning factory farms, produced and directed pro-bono by Kaufman. The fowl-festivities will continue with John Goras’ animated short, Chirpy, followed by Kaufman’s Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead. Both directors, Goras and Kaufman, will be in attendance.
Since it’s release in 2008, Poultrygeist has garnered the attention of many animal rights advocates. PETA described the film as “A vegetarian-manifesto masterpiece… [one of] the top 10 films that’ll inspire you to go vegetarian!” Poultrygeist was also named one of MSN.com’s Top Ten Civil Rights Films, stating “the movie is a genius satire of humanity’s blind consumption of meat.”