Thursday, March 19
9:00PM - 10:31PM
Topfer Theatre at ZACH
202 South Lamar Blvd
Following his exploration on the deep effects of cinema in his feature Room 237, director Rodney Ascher now investigates the phenomenon of sleep paralysis. In this documentary-horror film, we experience the terror that a surprisingly large number of people suffer when they find themselves trapped between the sleeping and waking worlds every night. What should be explained by science gets complicated as sufferers from random backgrounds have very similar visions.
Director: Rodney Ascher
Executive Producer: Kevin Iwashina, Jamie Carmichael
Producer: Ross M. Dinerstein, Glen Zipper
Cinematographer: Bridger Nielson
Editor: Rodney Ascher
Production Designer: Ben Spiegelman, Evan Ross Murphy
Sound Designer: Jonathan Snipes
Music: Jonathan Snipes
Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Tim Kirk, Executive Producer: Ralph Zipper, Co-Executive Producer: Ben Spiegelman, Co-Editor: Saul Herckis
Rodney Ascher is the director/editor of the film Room 237, a documentary exploring the signs, symbols, meanings, and metaphors five very different people have discovered within Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. His latest film, The Nightmare, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
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