David Dastmalchian (Prisoners, Oppenheimer), who we’ve mainly seen in ambiguous supporting roles, stars as Jack Delroy, the host of a late-night talk show in the 1970s. For the Halloween episode of 1977, a whole range of thrilling guests has been invited, including a psychic, a parapsychologist and a girl who might be possessed by a demon. A cool idea of course, such a spooky episode, until all hell breaks loose during the live broadcast. A neat ‘found footage’ film that exposes the darker sides of show business: who is the real devil in this scenario?
Do you want to find out whether a thrilling moment actually makes your heart skip a beat? And is it possible to measure how much impact a film has on you? The LIFF laboratory screenings in LIDO 3 on November 4 and 5 require your participation! These screenings are an eclectic mix of cinema and science, on which we collaborate with, among others, the CHDR, Bioscopen Leiden, Leiden University, and distributor Cinéart. So come by and watch one of our amazing films, while your heart rate, your skills, your opinions or your taste buds are put to the test!
CHDR at LIFF
During this screening, the CHDR will track the heart rates of some audience members in order to investigate what actually happens to your heart rate when a film scares you, for example, or when a film makes you laugh a lot. The CHDR will use wrist watches for this experiment, which will be distributed before the screening. The results of this experiment will be processed anonymously.
The Centre for Human Drug Research is a foundation from Leiden. They test the effects of a range of medicines on healthy volunteers as well as patients. The money earned from this will be invested in the CHDR’s own research, the training of new investigators, and educating people about the importance of drug research.
DirectorCameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes
ActorsDavid Dastmalchian, Laura Gordon, Ian Bliss
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Bonkers! is a whirlwind trip through innovative, strange, and otherworldly films that break the boundaries of genres and look for new ways to reverently smash sacred houses. Sometimes absurd, sometimes shocking, but always good, or at least good for a heavy discussion afterwards. Join us down the rabbit hole and experience the film festival in its, shall we say, purest form.