Western Kentucky Film Festival and the Belcourt Theatre proudly present Aaaaaaaah!
Friday, April 29th at Midnight in Mass Media Auditorium
Pre-show at 11:30 PM
Synopsis: “Alpha Male, Smith, and his Beta, Keith, make a move to take over a local community. They hook up with restless Female, Denise, igniting a deadly feud in which emotions run high and deep-seated grudges resurface amongst the tribe.
Are we not men? Or are we simply beasts?”
Shot entirely in a language of grunts and gibberish, Steve Oram’s debut feature is a celluloid primal scream—an anarchic, hilarious, disturbing and touching look at the human condition.
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UNRATED – 79 MIN – HD – 2015
“…One of the great British films of the new millennium….Placing the film’s magnificent technical achievements aside for a moment, the other key reason for its greatness is because it’s plainly and simply hilariously funny.” —David Jenkins, Little White Lies
“An experimental work for the arthouse crowd, certainly, but it’s also one of the funniest and most poignant movies of the year. The lives of gorillas and other primates, their hierarchies, interactions and rituals, serve as chief inspirations for Oram’s anthropological social satire/horror-comedy.” —Martyn Conterio, CineVue
Introduction provided by Allison Inman and Jason Shawhan
Allison Inman serves as the education and engagement director for the Belcourt Theatre, Nashville’s nonprofit cinema. She coordinates and hosts post-film Q&A sessions, panel discussions, and interviews with filmmakers. She also works with young audiences to promote visual literacy and help foster a deeper appreciation for quality cinema. Before joining the Belcourt, Allison was a national engagement consultant for San Francisco-based ITVS, coordinating its popular public documentary screening series, Community Cinema, in Nashville. Prior to that, she was communications manager for Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver and a communications consultant for clients in Denver, Nashville, and New Orleans. She studied journalism at Tennessee Tech University in her hometown of Cookeville.
Media Prophet Jason Shawhan, SEFCA, spent eleven years as the local film critic for Gannett (Nashville Rage/All The Rage/Metromix/The Tennessean) and currently contributes to The Nashville Scene. He was the founder of the Nashville Cinema Underground and host of the Midnight Movie series at The Belcourt Theatre. A graduate of NYU (Literature/Critical Theory/Cinema Studies) and Watkins Film School (Cinematography), his criticism and writing have also appeared in Dish Magazine, In Review, The Film Journal, Opposable Thumb Films, and about.com. His art and photography have been exhibited at The St. Mark’s Position Gallery and The Barney Building in New York City, The Rule of Thirds Gallery, and the Belcourt Gallery in Nashville, and online at IFC.com. He has also been photo elf for Crispin Glover and as DJ Nomi spins the Erase; Rewind mixshow weekly at dancemixusa.com.