Purgatory III Film Exhibition
purgatory / noun / an intermediate place or state
Within the word “purgatory”, it is easy to envision condemned souls, torment and darkness. However, purgatory may also reflect the cyclic state in which we often rediscover or recreate ourselves anew from within our personal inflictions. Sometimes it is the necessary stage to exorcise ourselves from the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps it is the serene place of self reflection and realization.
From within this, DAMNED proudly presents an exhibition of powerful cinema called Purgatory. Held on March 8th & 9th 2013 at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit, Purgatory will present various short films of deeply introspective, beautifully disturbing and darkly enlightening subject matters from filmmakers local and worldwide. This is not an industry-focused horror film festival, but a tributary showcase of the often redemptive films from the filmmaker’s personal damnations. (The full film schedule is listed further below)
NOW FEATURING…THE DAMNED BAZAAR
Come in early before the show and visit the DAMNED Bazaar featuring over a dozen local DAMNED artists selling their own merchandise, prints and original art. We will even give you a ticket for $5 off a purchase of $25 or more, good at any of the artist’s booths (with admission). Help support local artists!
Purgatory III – A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul
The DAMNED Bazaar will open at 6pm Friday and 4pm Saturday until around midnight.
Admission is $10 at the door and includes:
A cash bar is also present for alcoholic (and non) pleasures.
This event is 18+ due to mature/disturbing art and film content.
Tangent Gallery, 715 E Milwaukee, Detroit, MI
The Purgatory III Film Schedule
=== MAIN THEATER – SEGMENT ONE ===
“Aramaic” – Brian M Viveros and Eriijk Ressler (2005 California 3mins)
“Hungu” – Nicolas Brault (2007 Canada 10mins)
“The Soul Never Sleeps” – Chris Peters (2012 California 3mins)
“The Forest” – David Scharf (2009 Germany 6mins)
“The Long Journey Home” – Billie Mintz & Jeffrey Timmins (2008 Canada 7mins)
“Sebastian’s Voodoo” – Joaquin Baldwin (2008 California 5mins)
“Strumpet” – Wolfgang Lehmkuhl (2011 Missouri 14mins)
=== MAIN THEATER – SEGMENT TWO ===
“El Mimo y la Mariposa Negra” – José Luis Saturno (2011 México/Canada 5mins)
“The Centrifuge Brain Project” – Till Nowak (2012 Germany 7mins)
“The Man In The Lower Left Hand Corner Of The Photograph” – Robert Morgan (1997 England 14mins)
“Apotheosis” – Alex Gee & Pujesh Joshi (2011 Australia 4mins)
“Western Sunburn” – Karl Lemieux (2007 Canada 10mins)
“The Sound of Wings” – Ryan Burtney (2013 Michigan 6mins)