The Gem Theater (formerly Casablanca) of Bethel will offer a screening venue for “Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed.” It’s a collection of short suspenseful and horror films, all by Maine film makers. Showings will be Friday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. (Running time is 2 hours, 7 minutes).
According to information provided by Damnationland:
“Damnationaland is a dark short film showcase, premiering brand new films from Maine. These are all original Maine works that redefine the classic thriller and horror categories. They can be shocking. They can be surreal. They can be comedic, or artful. Even scary. Damnationaland offers a variety of shadowy visions from a wide array of artists. All the films of Damnationland, however share a few essential qualities.
They are all new.
They are all dark.
And they are all Maine.
Damnationland was founded seven years ago by Portland residents Allen Baldwin, Eddy Bolz, and David Mieklejohn. Since then, Damnationland programs have showcased 29 different short films in dozens of theaters around Maine, Los Angeles, New York City and Ohio.
While these films are not rated, they do contain strong language and depictions of violence, and therefore may not be appropriate for younger children or sensitive viewers.”
For more information go to http://www.damnationland.com/news/