Art student Danny Sloan (Dylan Purcell) falls in love with the innocent and beautiful Laura Baxter (Cherilyn Wilson), a young woman with the sleep disorder Kleine-Levin Syndrome. In her treacherous forays in and out of reality, she encounters a mentalist and serial killer, played by menacing Patrick Kilpatrick. He tries to bend her fragile mind to his will, using an array of hypnotic weaponry manifested through his unsuspecting hosts in the real world, as well as the dangerous, deadly creatures he commands on the dark imagined plane.
In addition, the film features characters played by genre legends Jeffrey Combs and Kathryn Leigh Scott, Golden Globe Award nominee and gravitas-bringing Timothy Bottoms and the sublime and notorious Sean Young, to name but a few. This is also director Malone's homage to the late Polish Surrealist Zdzislaw Beksinski, which uses the artist's work as the inspiration for the dream world throughout the film.
The filmmakers' proceeds from this screening will be donated to arts organization MOCA for its continued support in providing arts education programs to the public and support for new artists. Valdemar Plusa, owner of the Belvedere Gallery and Beksinski's longtime friend and agent, will introduce the program.
A panel discussion on how art shapes and enriches the filmmaker's vision, past and present, will precede the film, with director William Malone as well as legendary filmmakers Tobe Hooper, Mick Garris, Wes Craven and Stuart Gordon. (Please note actual film will not start until approximately 9:00 PM.)
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