SAD HILL UNEARTHED
2017, Zapruder Pictures, 86 min, Spain, Dir: Guillermo de Oliveira

Few movie locations are as iconic and memorable as the graveyard in which Sergio Leone’s epic Western THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY reaches its grand conclusion. Shockingly this 5,000-grave movie set located in the Spanish countryside was abandoned after the film, unprotected for nearly five decades. In this inspiring documentary, a group of fans sets out with shovels and wheelbarrows to restore the sacred space and create the ultimate destination for the movie’s devout followers across the world. Featuring interviews with legendary composer Ennio Morricone, director Joe Dante and Leone superfan James Hetfield of Metallica - along with a special appearance by the Man With No Name himself - SAD HILL UNEARTHED is a beautiful tribute to Leone’s masterpiece and a moving portrait of the collective nature of fandom. Best Motion Picture winner at the Sitges International Film Festival.


THE ACKERMONSTER CHRONICLES
2012, Sonique Theatre Media, 90 min, USA, Dir: Jason Brock

The world’s No. 1 booster of horror, fantasy and sci-fi (a term he coined), Forrest J. Ackerman spread his love of those genres through the pages of his magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland. His AckerMansion in Hollyweird, Karloffornia, housed one of the greatest memorabilia collections in the world, and for years before his death in 2008, “Uncle Forry” held court there. This loving documentary of his life and work features interviews with the man himself and such friends as Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen and John Landis.


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