9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 24-28, 2021 Globe Cinema

19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 25 - May 1, 2022 Globe Cinema

Lace Crater

United States, 2015 : Western Canadian Premiere
Archives 2016
Special Guest!
In Cinema Globe Cinema:
Sat, Apr 16 9:30 PM Buy


Escaping to the Hamptons with friends after a bad breakup, awkward 20-something Ruth (Lindsay Burdge, CUFF 2015 Selection THE MIDNIGHT SWIM) finds an unexpected connection with Michael, a stranger who shows up in her room one boozy night. There’s only one problem: Michael is a ghost, and a one night stand with him leaves Ruth with aftereffects that can only be described as supernatural. As she suffers through mucous-laden night sweats, glitchy hallucinations, and the occasional tar-black ooze, Ruth must figure out for herself if she can reintegrate into society – or if she even wants to.

Co-produced by Joe Swanberg (DRINKING BUDDIES, HAPPY CHRISTMAS), first time director Harrison Atkins combines dark, dread-inducing horror with cerebral relationship-based talking to create a unique mumblecore horror comedy-drama. 

Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Sitges Film Festival 2015
Fantasporto Film Festival 2016

Harrison Atkins was born in Santa Fe and is currently based in Brooklyn. His shorts include CHOCOLATE HEART and BLISSFUL BANQUET. LACE CRATER is his feature debut.

press for Lace Crater

"[A] quirky tale of paranormal contact. "
- The Hollywood Reporter
"With a debut this memorable ... Atkins will be one to watch."
- Paper Mag


Narrative / Comedy / Romance / Fantasy

18+ Licensed Screening
83 minutes

special guest

Director Harrison Atkins in attendance!


Harrison Atkins 

Joe Swanberg
Lawrence Dai
Adam Kritzer

Lindsay Burdge
Jen Kim
Joe Swanberg
William Nadylam
Keith Poulson
Andrew Ryder
Peter Vack
Chase Williamson