Showings for PIG – Feature

October 22nd, 2011 @ 9:50pm — Theatre 7

A man wakes up alone in the middle of the desert with a black hood on his head and his hands plastic-tied behind his back. At death’s door, he is discovered by a woman, Isabel, living alone ‘off the grid’ with her three-year-old son, and is nursed back to health. Upon regaining consciousness, the man realizes he has no idea who he is or how he got in the desert–the only clue to his identity is a piece of paper in his pocket with the name ‘Manny Elder’ written on it. After researching on-line, Isabel discovers there’s a Manany Elder in Los Angeles. The man soon falls in love with Isabel and becomes quite content living in the desert. But a mysterious wind chime hanging in Isabel’s bedroom ignites something deep in his psyche. Despite the fact that someone may be trying to kill him, he is compelled to travel to Los Angeles to discover his past. Once there, however, things and people are not what they seem and clues lead to something bigger and more unusual than the man could have ever imagined.  

Starring: Rudolf Martin, Heather Ankeni, Keith Diamond, Ines Dali, Patrick Fabian, and Steve Tom

Directed by Henry Barrial

“ Highly recommended. Along the lines of Nolan’s Memento. There is good reason for its film festival success.  Barrial’s Pig is a thoughtful meditation on consciousness and being, developed as a suspenseful search for self.”

- Scott Urban, THE HORROR ZINE

“ An intelligent, intriguing film.  A cross between Memento andThe Machinist, with a sci-fi twist. Very well shot, acted and produced.  Seriously, it looks great.  And it keeps you guessing all the way through.  I most definitely recommend this film.”

- Neil Weakley, COMEDY FILM NERDS

“ An excellent, well-crafted film. A twisty little mystery…

thought provoking, intelligent.”

- Jonathan Weichsel, FILMRADAR

“ Reminiscent of Memento…absorbing and satisfying. A suspenseful mystery about how much our memories shape us. ”

- HORROR YEAR BOOK

“ Looking for the next Memento, Seconds, or Primer? The nexttwisty brain teaser flick to get excited for is Pig.”

- i09.COM

“ A trippy indie film that starts weird and gets weirder,

with hints of Memento.”

- Amara D. Angelica, KURZWEILAI.NET

“ Intriguing…in the Memento mold.”

- Roger Moore, ORLANDO SENTINEL