Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World Exclusive Valley Premiere!

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NO FESTIVAL REQUIRED INDEPENDENT CINEMA

AND ZIA RECORD EXCHANGE PRESENT:

“Dark Star: H. R. Giger’s World”

Exclusive Valley Screening-Celebrating 13 Years of No Festival Required

Saturday, June 6, 2015-8pm, doors at 7pm(wine/beer for sale)

Third Street Theater, Phoenix Center for the Arts

1202 North 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004

$10.00 Advance, $13.00 Day of Show

Advance Tickets Available at Phoenix Zia Record Exchange stores or online at http://darkstar.brownpapertickets.com

Door Prizes! Tattoo Contest! Join our celebration of 13 lucky years of quality programming.

No Festival Required partners with Zia Record Exchange for this fantastic look at the life and work of visionary erotic surrealist H.R. Giger, in a brand new documentary, finished just days before his untimely death.

Dark Star: H. R. Giger’s World

Icarus Films and Kimstim present A film by Belinda Sallin

“Giger’s work disturbs us, spooks us, because of its enormous evolutionary time span...It shows us, all too clearly, where we come from and where we are going.” —Timothy Leary

"I absolutely enjoyed every hour I spent with him... A real artist and great eccentric, a true original". —Ridley Scott

Release: 2015 / Copyright: 2014 / 95 minutes / Switzerland

SYNOPSIS

Surrealist artist H. R. Giger (1940–2014) terrified audiences with his Oscar-winning monsters in Ridley Scott's Alien. Sci-fi, horror, music, album covers, tattoos and fetish art have been influenced by his dark, intricate paintings and sculptures depicting birth, death and sex.

Both a mesmerizing introduction to Giger's oeuvre and a must-see for Giger devotees, Belinda Sallin's definitive documentary Dark Star: H. R. Giger’s World shares the intimate last years of the artist's life and reveals how deeply he resided within his own artistic visions.

Behind the shuttered windows and ivy-covered walls of his residence in Zurich, Switzerland, Dark Star brings viewers into Giger's mysterious realm: from the first skull he was given by his father at the age of six, to macabre dinner parties with his close-knit team, to the grisly souvenirs from his time spent on the ALIEN set and reminiscences about model Li Tobler, Giger's one-time muse, whose suicide reverberates throughout his work.

The film also addresses Giger's complex relationship to the art world, where he defied traditional categories and embraced commercial projects for musicians including Debbie Harry, Korn, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and the Dead Kennedys.

Fittingly enshrined in a museum dedicated to his work, Giger's output includes sculpture, painting, drawing, film and architecture, integrating meticulous technique with a instantly-recognizable sensibility that has inspired generations of nightmares.
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