8:45pm - Friday, Jul 23, 2021
Film censor Enid takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the deleterious effects of watching the gore-filled decapitations and eye gougings she pores over. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia. When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past.
"It's as much a movie about genre fandom as it is a genre movie, especially that find the phrase "Video Nasties" doubling as a Proustian Madeleine." (Rolling Stone Magazine)
"As an experience of mood, tone, performance and dazzlingly macabre style, it's a striking and wholly original piece, a cinematic experience that has no obligation to offer the audience pat conclusions wrapped up in a tidy bow." (LA Times)
"A clever and quietly unsettling thriller about a British film censor in the 1980s who thinks she sees her long-missing sister in a sleazy homemade horror flick." (Thrillist)
"Censor is the type of horror movie that won't satisfy people who are looking for a predictable ending, but it succeeds in immersing viewers into the psychological terror of a very disturbed mind." (Culture Mix)
Friday, July 23
Doors 8:25 pm | Movie 8:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 | $15 at the door
CENSOR (Prano Bailey-Bond, 2021 / 84 mins / 18A) After viewing a strangely familiar video nasty, Enid, a film censor, sets out to solve the past mystery of her sister's disappearance, embarking on a quest that dissolves the line between fiction and reality.
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