VIDIOTS Cinema Selects:
The Invitation playing in the Vidiots Annex Jun. 3rd-5th
Friday, June 3rd Hors d’oeuvres Dinner Party & Screening Followed by Q&A with Director Karyn Kusama & Producer/Co-Writer Phil Hays
Saturday, June 4th Drafthouse Double-Feature with Cheap Thrills, two films for the price of one!
For one weekend a month, the Vidiots Annex transforms into the VIDIOTS Cinema Selects micro-cinema, presenting special limited runs of new, independent films, handpicked and personally recommended by Vidiots’ staff.
With 30 years of trusted movie recommendations under our belts, VIDIOTS Cinema Selects is upping the ante seeking out and presenting unique, daring and entertaining films that demand to be seen on a big screen, with an audience. VIDIOTS Cinema Selects will bring the theatrical experience inside the video store with multiple showtimes and (reasonably priced) soda, candy and popcorn!
Our selection for June is The Invitation, a psychologial thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body) starring Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard and Michiel Huisman.
“So sweat-inducingly tense that I could only watch it through laced fingers.” – Village Voice
THE INVITATION: 6/3 – 6/5
Fri. 6/3 – 7:30pm (with Director Karyn Kusama & Phil Hays)
Sat. 6/4 – 7:30pm (double feature with “Cheap Thrills”)
Sun. 6/5 – 4:00pm
Friday’s Screening will include an hors d’oeuvres dinner party and a post-screening Q&A with Director KARYN KUSAMA & Producer/Co-Writer PHIL HAYS
Saturday’s screening will be a double-feature with CHEAP THRILLS following THE INVITATION, two films for the price of one!
Directed by: Karyn Kusama
Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, Michelle Krusiec, Jay Larson and John Carroll Lynch
RUNTIME: 100 min
In this taut psychologial thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband David (Michiel Huisman, Game of Thrones).
The estranged divorcees’ tragic past haunts an equally eerie present; amid Eden’s suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, The Invitation blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and hroror until both Will – and the audience – are unsure what threats are real or imagined.
VIDIOTS Cinema Selects is a monthly series brought to you by programmers, and Vidiots clerks, Angela Matano & Clay Keller.