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Event Series: Montclair Film
Primal Scream- 40th Anniversary Screening Playing with Made a Movie, Lived to Tell Q&A With Director William J. Murray + Keith Reamer
June 9 @ 7:00 pm
Set in an imagined future of 1993 (the film was actually shot in 1983), a terrifying, volatile new energy source known as Hellfire is being mined in outer space. Conflicting, nefarious interests (from the corporate side, run by a seemingly buttoned-down heroin addict – to a collection of wild-eyed, interplanetary eco-extremists) wish to co-opt this deadly material for their own evil use, leaving the world in peril. Into this mix falls Atlantic City-based hot-shot private investigator Corby Mchale (Ken McGregor), who is immediately thrust into the chaos of this international, intergalactic energy clash. With the help of his friends and former colleagues, including bonkers sidekick, Nicky Fingers (Joe White); hard charging, devilishly handsome former boss Frank Gitto (Jon Maurice) and former police partner/ex-wife Sam Keller (Sharon Mason), Corby makes his way to the heart of the dispute, risking all to save the world…. from the comfort of his seedy Atlantic City neighborhood. Made A Movie, Lived To Tell revolves around the making of Primal Scream, an obscure 35mm feature shot in Atlantic City, NJ and originally known as Hellfire. Filming began in 1983. The crew was young, inexperienced, and hopeful. And while making the film took a toll on the cast and crew – there were fights and recriminations – it also resulted in lifelong bonds among those involved. The documentary is as much about the emotional residue of PRIMAL SCREAM’s making as it is about its actual production, people wrestling with the lingering, bittersweet afterlife of a long completed, yet highly imperfect, creative journey. Join us as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Primal Scream, with its first-ever screening in Atlantic City, and Made A Movie, Lived To Tell. A Q&A With Director William J. Murray and Keith Reamer follows the screenings.
Event produced and presented by Montclair Film