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Stranger With My Face International Film Festival

Sunday, 7 May 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (AEST)


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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Full (Rated M) 28/05/2017 $18.00 $1.80
Concession (Rates M) 28/05/2017 $16.00 $1.71

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Please note that this screening is part of the Stranger With My Face Interntational Film Festival 4-7 May, Hobart 

THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS |  USA |  1991  |  102 minutes  |  Dir: Wes Craven | M

When Poindexter - known around the 'hood as "Fool" - (Brandon Adams) breaks into a house, he finds himself trapped by its murderous owners (Everett McGill and Wendy Robie from Twin Peaks). Quickly learning the true nature of the home's homicidal inhabitants, the boy battles against sadistic security devices, befriends an elusive and abused girl, and finally learns the secret of the creatures hidden deep within the house.

"Mr. Craven's screenplay manages to evoke both Treasure Island and The Night of the Living Dead, and plays like a stroll through an amusement park's haunted house. It is full of peculiar noises, floors and walls that suddenly give way, things that jump out of the dark and objects of unmentionable disgustingness that sneak up from behind.

Cinematographer of the film Sandi Sissel will be present for a post-screening Q&A.sandi sissel

SANDI SISSEL - BIO Among Sandi’s numerous Academy Award and Emmy winning documentary credits are Mother Teresa, Jane Goodall: Chimps So Like Us, Blood In The Face, Chicken Ranch (she also co-directed). In addition she has been director of photography on network television, including Young Americans, Night Stalker and The Wonder Years and has many, many cable and TV move credits as director of photography. Sandi served as director of photography on the Academy Award nominated motion picture Salaam Bombay received the Camera D’or at Cannes. She has been 2nd Unit DOP on major films including Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Daredevil, Stealing Harvard, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and the Academy Award For Cinematography winning Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World. She was inducted into the American Society Of Cinematographers in 1994 and the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2004.

7 pm, 7 May 2017 | Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre

TICKETS Full • $18 | Concession • $16

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Please note, concession pricing is applicable to: ADG/MEAA/AWG/TaFA members, Healthcare Card, Seniors Card, under 16s

Have questions about THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS + Q&A? Contact Stranger With My Face International Film Festival

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Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre

Sunday, 7 May 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (AEST)

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Stranger With My Face International Film Festival

Stranger With My Face International Film Festival is based in Hobart, Tasmania. Deriving its name from the young adult novel by Lois Duncan, it explores the idea of ‘the horror within’ and promotes discussion around genre and gender, from ghost stories to gore, from art house to exploitation. SWMF has a particular focus on female directors working in horror and related genres and highlights bold new work by independent filmmakers. 

The next festival is 4-7 May 2017. Go to for the full program or sign up here for news.

Voted in the Top 5 Coolest Women's Film Festivals in the world by Movie Maker Magazine  

"Nothing short of magical. It was transformative for me. I think what is being done there, and celebrated there and made possible as a result, is the best I have seen at any fest… I want to be there every year."—Jennifer Lynch, guest filmmaker

"This event fills a gap that has been largely ignored by other film festivals....” —Screen Hub

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