Playing 6/22 - 6/28
SF Theatrical Premiere
American Cannibal
Dirs. Perry Grebin and Michael Nigro US 2006
As the title suggests, American Cannibal takes the reality television craze to the next provocative level as two out-of-work television writers desperately try to get their break on the small screen. Dave Roberts and Gil S. Ripley are hired by the publicity-obsessed promoter Kevin Blatt, the force behind the notorious Paris Hilton sex tape, to create a brutal all-or-nothing reality television show “where survival is just the beginning.” Soon, all involved with the production realize that their lust for success is eating at them literally and figuratively. American Cannibal chronicles the journey from a high-concept pitch to its train-wreck production. The entire behind-the-scenes process was documented by the affable duo, up to the controversial conclusion when a contestant was critically injured, forcing the production to shut down. Featuring exclusive on-set access and interviews with industry insiders such as New York Post’s Linda Stasi and The Daily Show’s Lizz Winstead, as well as a number of reality-TV veterans such as Trishelle Cannatella, American Cannibal draws upon our reality - and celebrity-obsessed culture to create a hybrid style of storytelling that resonates as both fresh and true. The film blurs the line between fact and fiction and leaves the viewer grappling with the gray area in-between to create a style of storytelling never before seen in American cinema. American Cannibal premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006 to unprecedented controversy and interest - and with the national release of the film, the debate will rage on. (91m)
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  Nightly: 7:15, 9:15
Additional shows: Sat & Sun: 2:00, 4:00
Wed: 2:00

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