THURSDAY, APRIL 17TH, FILMSCENE, 11 PM
Bijou Late Night Screening of American Movie
Chris Smith, USA, 1999 (107 min)
American Movie centers on a low-budget horror film buff named Mark Borchardt, who grew up on such horror classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Night of the Living Dead. Now in his late twenties, he has decided to make the ultimate horror opus in the form of an indie feature entitled Northwestern, the scariest film ever made in his Wisconsin town. Filled with determination and passion (and very little else), this documentary follows Mark for a year and a half in the making of Northwestern.