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World Premiere - "Dark One" @ Hot Docs April 20th (Read 10904 times)
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World Premiere - "Dark One" @ Hot Docs April 20th
Mar 28th, 2007, 4:41pm
 
Dark One: Feature Length Experimental Documentary, 88 min.
 
World Premiere: Hot Docs International Documentary Festival
 
Screenings:
 
April 20th, Bloor Cinema, Toronto - 11:30 PM
April 22nd, Innis Town Hall, Toronto - 8:45 PM
 
 
Director/Filmmaker: Darryl Miller
Executive Producer: Elaine Pain
Production Company: Ice Cube Factory 2007 Cupar, Saskatchewan
 
"DARK ONE"
 
A drug-addicted poet searches for spiritual redemption as he cooks up morphine
at the
kitchen table with his Auschwitz survivor mother and pet bird. This brilliant,
hallucinatory
immersion into the psyche of Dan Biholar, a soul spiralling into oblivion,
pushes the
medium of the moving image about as far as it can go. Biholar vacillates between
moments of acute self-awareness, disturbing darkness, tender sentiment, lyrical
inspiration and delusions of grandeur.
 
Award-winning experimental filmmaker and sound designer Darryl Miller was once
in
Biholar's shoes. With unsettling accuracy, Miller sculpts a sensory overload of
hypnotic
soundscape and half-melted psychedelic imagery that submerges us in Biholar's
altered
states. There is no safe distance from which to observe this visceral blurring
between art,
psychosis and reality-let's hope our sanity returns when the lights come back
on.
 
Co-presented with The Images Festival.
 
Press kit online here
 
http://icecubefactory.blogspot.com/
 
Tickets available online here
http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=21793
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