25 Jan

The MUFF Society Presents…. American Psycho! (Toronto, Canada)

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Event: The MUFF Society Presents AMERICAN PSYCHO 

Date: February 17, 2016

Time:  Doors at 8pm // Show begins at 9pm

Location: Carlton Cinema  in Toronto, Ontario

Cost: $10

Organizer(s): The MUFF Society

Contact: muffsociety.to@gmail.com

Website/Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/events/923873907690121/

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Description: 
Is your busy life of murders and executions getting you down? Are the cran-apple stains you can’t get out of your sheets driving you crazy? Do you think everyone is wrong about Huey Lewis and the News’ early work being their best (clearly, it was a little too new wave and they really came into their own, commercially and artistically, when Sports came out in ’83)?

Then come join The MUFF Society for a night of film, fun, and utterly insane prizes at Carlton Cinema! (Sorry, they don’t have a good bathroom to do coke in.)

american-psycho-mary-harronFebruary is Women in Horror Month and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to show Mary Harron’s classic homegrown (shot in Toronto!) horror,  American Psycho.

American Psycho introduces us to Patrick Bateman, a slick-haired finance bro who has the same problems as any yuppie of the ‘80s: his business cards have not yet reached perfection, he can’t get a reservation at the “it” restaurant Dorsia, and he has a seemingly endless amount of video tapes to return. He’s also likes to dissect girls.

Bateman and his merry band of coke-snorters have their origins in Bret Easton Ellis’ novel of the same name, but are brought to life by the direction of Mary Harron. Harron co-wrote the American Psycho screenplay with actress Guinevere Turner and together they amplified the intelligent satire, biting humour, and aestheticized gore, making it perfect for the big screen.

Join us in the lobby at 8:00 PM and don’t forget to apply your herb-mint facial mask so that you are fresh and ready for our photobooth fun! Try one of our to-die-for themed MUFFtails, shake your booty like Christian Bale in a raincoat to our latest #MUFFMix playlist, and donate a dollar to get a limited-edition American Psycho button!

Our Mini MUFF selection this month will be Long Branch, co-directed and co-written by local filmmakers Linsey Stewart and Dane Clark. Lead actress Jenny Raven will be in attendance.

A big thank you to our MUFF Friends & sponsors of this event: Carlton Cinema, Cinefilles, The Beguiling, The Candy Bar, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Queen Video, and BATL – Backyard Axe Throwing League. Check our Facebook event closer to the date for more sponsor announcements.

02 Feb

Women in Horror Month Showcase (Melbourne)

WiH profile picLocation: Melbourne, Australia

Date: Saturday February 21, 2015

Contact: dirntygirrl@gmail.com

Website/Social Media Links: https://www.facebook.com/events/895869520444121/?context=create&previousaction=create&ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=49&sid_create=74150114

Description: February is the international recognition month for Women in Horror.

We are hoping to share with you a fundraising event that’s happening right here in Melbourne on Saturday February 21st.From humble beginnings as a 3CR community radio special, evolving into a successful mini festival in February 2014. Women in Horror Melbourne is celebrating its fourth year at Northcote’s artistic hub 303.Women in Horror Recognition Month (WiHM) assists female genre artists in gaining opportunities, exposure, and education through altruistic events. The vision is a world wherein all individuals are equally given the opportunity to create, share, and exploit their concept of life, pain, and freedom of expression.

Statistics show that women are still not offered the same opportunities as men due to a variety of reasons from discrimination to female professionals accepting less than they are worth in order to receive the same opportunities as their male colleagues.
According to the mainstream and past feminist studies – horror has earned the distinction of one of the most objectifying genres. Utilising the genre in art to explore the female perspective, vocalizing their own concerns within the genre via websites, blogs and the sharing of female generated content – it’s creating a domino effect.

WiHM exists to assist the much bigger movement of equal rights. Men play a vital part in the female gender reaching equality. There are many male WiHM supporters and artists who choose to assist and work with professional and talented underrepresented females. Participating in positive, constructive environments that encourage and provide a safe platform for women to share and explore is vital.

Due to the success and positive outreach from the local genre community in previous years, we would love you to help us make WiHM 2015 our biggest year yet. Please join us in an effort to raise awareness of the need for gender equality in the arts sector.

Women in Horror Month is all about expanding opportunities for contemporary female genre filmmakers and artists by raising awareness about the changing roles for women in the film industry.

Come celebrate with us!

LINEUP

This year boast an impressive line up of female artists from a bevy of assorted meduims in the horror genre.

HEIDI LEE DOUGLAS (Little Lamb Movie)
CAITLIN KOLLER (Maid of Horror)
URSULA DABROWSKY( Ursula Dabrowsky’s Inner Demon)

Showcasing the amazing Jägerkrieg Art

Burlesque performance by Melbourne Gorlesque’s own and Australian burlesque darling, Betty Blood

A special performance from female fronted horror band, Crepter Children.

All proceeds from this event are donated to WestCASA
Footscray, a community based women’s shelter.

$10 entry fee
SPECIAL GUESTS AND RAFFLE PRIZES UP FOR GRABS!!

More to be announced, so stay tuned!!

 UPDATES

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Thank you so much to all of the wonderfully talented film makers, artists and patrons who made our fundraiser a success. It was a great night that once again, surpassed our expectations and proved we really should get a bigger venues in the future. We were packed!!  The funds have not yet been counted, but i will be posting soon for you all to see the amazing support we received for westCASA and the wonderful WIH!Thanks also to Sonja Hammer Baz Bizzy and Sci-fi and Squeam for all the beautiful images and podcasts!” -Per https://www.facebook.com/WiH.Melbourne

Stay tuned here for more updates!

01 Feb

Women in Horror Month Australia

Details:

Friday, February 21, 2014 / 7pm / Bar 291 Albert Street Brunswick, Melbourne Victoria

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Description From The Organizers:

This Feb 2014, we are holding a fundraising gig which would include special guests, live acts and short film screenings.

With funds raised, we wish to donate to a charity that deals with domestic violence and sexual assault against women, WESTcasa.

All the while, promoting women’s involvement in the genre of horror and exploitation through this controversial, yet artistic platform.

Special guests include…

ISABEL PEPPARD Butterflies – a stop motion animation

BRIONY KIDD & REBECCA THOMSON Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival.

The eternally gore-jus Horror pin up/actress Skye Medusa

Miserys Malice of TRASHARAMA and Miserymalice’s Shooting Spree (who has also been kind enough to donate prints featuring a brand new photography concept that relates directly to our cause.)

The lovely Fif Assault / Fifi La Roux will be our host with the most, rocking the MC and keeping us on out toes!

Trashing the perception of perfection with garters, beer and cherry red lipstick BURLESQUE PERFORMER, Dallas Vandal will be just one of the awesome acts in between SCREAMings!!

We are also oh so lucky to have Melbourne Gorelesque’s own and Australian Burlesque darling, Betty Blood!!!

Films screening on the night include…

Isabel Peppard’s multi-award winning short Butterflies.

Rebecca Thomson’s darkly comic short film CUPCAKE – A Zombie Lesbian Musical

Along with Ursula Dabrowsky’s INNER DEMON promo we are fortunate enough to be screening some incredible shorts from the Stranger With My Face Film Festival.

We are also highly anticipating a very special P.S.A. announcement as well as a personal message to be screened to everyone on the night from the Twisted Twins themselves, The Soska Sisters! tWIStED tWINS PRODUCtIONS

As all good things must come to an end, we decided ours should go out with a BANG! So, we invited everyone’s favorite 3 piece trash-sleaze rock act Muscle Mary to close for us!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF SECOND SHOW!!

The lovely and talented Melbourne based lads, Clint Cure and Adrian Goodman have joined forces to produce a mega male filmmaker advocacy sideshow on Feb 13th!!

You can check out this event here ….

https://www.facebook.com/events/561931387237189/?fref=ts