If you’ve seen Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, then you have some idea of what to expect from the Edgar Wright produced Sightseers screening tonight at NaFF. Wright tends to produce films that are in his wheelhouse, and this one is right in his sweet spot. The film is directed by Ben Wheatley who previously directed Kill List, which by the way, is another must-see film.
Sightseers is a darkly funny tale of a couple (Steve Oram and Alice Lowe) who set out on what seems to be a simple road trip. They are sweet and ordinary as they explore the English countryside. However, after they have a chance encounter with an irate local the normal vacation takes a savage and funny turn. While the story is delivered with classic British humor it is still violent. The Guardian says, “The chilling and transgressive flourishes are carried off with deadpan confidence; it's a distinctive and brutally unsettling piece of work.”
Or, if you’ve been watching films all week, then you may be in the mood to get out of the theater for a while. NaFF is hosting a hardcore movie geek trivia contest at local watering hole The Crow’s Nest. The game is free and open to the public and the trivia is all movie based. The winning team gets ten movie vouchers and $50 in Crow’s Nest gift cards!