Seminal Psychosis PRESENTS: another evening with SCOOTER McCRAE and his sophomore feature SIXTEEN TONGUES !
SIXTEEN TONGUES, 1999.
Scooter McCrae, 80 min.
Tonite, Sept. 27th - MIDNIGHT!
At SPECTACLE 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn NY
Incredible trailer whipped up by the fine folks at Spectacle:
By the early '90s, many genre fans took the availability of
consumer-grade video equipment as a call to arms, producing massively
personal, astoundingly original works; some of which would contain
imagery and themes no studio picture would dare touch. Scooter McCrae
was on the front-lines of this strange new world, and his debut feature
SHATTER DEAD (1994) is
at once a staple and a stand-alone slap in the
face to the tired pitfalls of the Horror genre, communicating in its own
brand of subversive poetry. Several years later McCrae would push the
envelope to degrees few others would even dare speak of with his
depraved Sci Fi epic SIXTEEN TONGUES
(1999), a cryptic future-world nightmare with meditation on modern
human mentality more brazen than Paul Schader's entire filmography. Join
us Sept. 20th and Sept. 27th at Spectacle for
two midnights of the extreme, passionate, and undeservedly obscure
works of Scooter McCrae. Director in attendance both nights!
On SIXTEEN TONGUES ...
many films claim to address the oversexed, technological nature of our
modern age, but barely any ever take their content to the extreme
necessary to actually communicate a serious, original idea. SIXTEEN
TONGUES, Scooter McCrae's follow-up to his classic SHATTER
perhaps the most significant film ever made on the subject of porn and
technology - it's certainly the most intense and the most original.
Made in 1999, SIXTEEN TONGUES takes place in a make-shift future world
where graphic, dehumanizing, porn is constantly at our fingertips (seems
unbelievable, right!?). In a dream-like blur we follow our hero and
villains down their action-film trajectory, witness to as well as their
harrowing dreams and visions. This is an inspired, low-budget work so
aggressively personal and visionary that we're essentially forced to
redefine the overused term "transgressive art."