8th CUFF.Docs

Nov 25 – Dec 1, 2020

18th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 2021

Climate Of The Hunter

United States, 2019 : Alberta Premiere
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description

Sisters Alma and Elizabeth have recently reunited in their secluded family cabin and eagerly await the arrival of their long-lost friend Wesley, who they haven't seen in 20 years. A writer residing in Paris, Wesley has been dealing with his wife's deteriorating health issues, which recently landed her in a mental institution. With this news, Wesley has emerged as the town's top bachelor, leading both of the ageing sisters to compete for his affection. But what the sisters don't know is that this enigmatic man might just be a vampire.

Alma, a recently divorced free spirit, starts to suspect that Wesley is keeping a secret and isn't what he seems. Elizabeth, a workaholic lawyer with no a husband or children, questions if it's Alma's neurological disorder that's causing these delusions, and tries to charm Wesley while battling her own demons.

The 27th feature film of Oklahoman auteur Mickey Reece, CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER is a unique twist on the vampire story, a slow-burn erotic dark comedy that invents its own brand of horror mythology.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Fantastic Fest 2019
Nashville Film Festival 2019
Fantastic Film Festival Australia 2020
Chattanooga Film Festival 2020

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Based in Oklahoma City, auteur filmmaker Mickey Reece has averaged at least two films a year since 2008. THE CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER is his 27th feature.

CJSW Playlist curated by Connor Morrell of Union Jacked (Thurs. 6-7pm)

press for Climate Of The Hunter

"The Hitchcockian tone grounds the eccentricity enough to give CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER an easy-going atmosphere that slowly boils over into a surrealist nightmare."
- Birth.Movies.Death
"An exquisitely shot film with a captivating story that is reflective and quirky, with a preternatural element, and highlighted by excellent performances from the cast."
- Nightmarish Conjurings

screened with a short film

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Jazzberry

United States, 2019, 17:42 min. Dir. Maxwell Nalevansky

A fantastical adventure playfully dealing with sexual politics, mens-rights groups, and good old fashioned girl power.

details

Narrative / Drama / Mystery / Thriller / Suspense

English
90 minutes

credits

Director
Mickey Reece

Producer
Jacob Snovel

Screenwriters
Mickey Reece
John Selvidge

Cinematographer
Samuel Calvin

Cast
Ginger Gilmartin
Mary Buss
Ben Hall
Jacob Ryan Snovel
Laurie Cummings

Music
Nicholas Poss

Twitter:
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awards

Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Graveyard Shift Feature, Nashville Film Festival 2019