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Film Screening: Hannah House

Friday, April 27, 2007
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type:
Shiny Object
Location Details:
1025 19th St, Sacramento. Off of K between 19th & 20th next to the back end of Old Spaghetti Factory.

Friday, April 27. 7:00 PM. Admission: $5.00

Hannah House

Location: Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St. Off of K St, between 19th and 20th, next to the back-end of Old Spaghetti Factory.

Set in 1904, a young couple desiring to own land is convinced by a distant cousin to leave their comfortable city life to pursue homesteading in the Nebraska Prairie. A neighbor's house and land has become vacant, and the couple is told they can have it. Possibilities of a new life and future for their unborn child overshadow any questions about what happened to the previous occupants of the house. Based on a true story, this chilling account written, directed and produced by brothers Chad and Smith portrays the hardships and desolation of prairie life as the young family unearths the horrifying details of the house and its past.

"Hannah House," essentially a silent film, utilizes visual textures similar to those that occur now in many of the decomposing silent films from the 20's. By capturing the imperfections of scratches, skips, dirt and trapped hairs, the result is like watching a painting of the desolate prairie come alive, and are also used as a narrative element to further the disturbing tone of this film. Note: this film contains a “birth” scene, so there is some brief, graphic (yet simulated) nudity.

We often include quotes from Variety, Village Voice, etc. Which is great and all, but in this case, we’re including a quote from someone you've met if you have gone to a screening before - someone who is not particularly thrilled to be seeing this film again due to its prior impact on him:
"This film is hauntingly disturbing. Its convulsive sepia-toned images come at you like an opium flashback from a
previous life. It will stay with you for days, and not in a good way…" - Korey, Floor Manager (aka. "the door guy"),
Movies on a Big Screen

We are doing regular weekly film screenings with Fools Foundation on Fridays at 7 PM - most are $5 (unless otherwise noted in advance), and will have filmmakers out from time to time. Digital projection on to a large screen. Seating is on folding chairs - feel free to bring a pillow or cushion - or even your own folding chair!

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