2019, Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman, Ireland/Belgium, 94 min.
With Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte
“A kind of tea-cozy GHOSTBUSTERS…consistently funny in a pleasingly off-kilter way.”—Dennis Harvey, Variety
“Horribly enjoyable…an outrageously orgasmic ending. A treat.”—Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
Smartly satirical and shamelessly hilarious, this Irish spoof on the mechanics of poltergeist-hunting features spousal abuse by a ghost and a side of mid-life romance, while sending up films including THE EXORCIST and GHOSTBUSTERS. Meek widower Martin (Ward of MAZE and JIMMY’S HALL) is haunted by the spirit of his chain-smoking, trash-talking dead wife, who aims to lay claim to him body and soul from beyond the grave. Meanwhile, a has-been American rock star and practicing Satanist (Forte), ensconced in a nearby rented castle, seeks to boost his career by snaring Martin’s teen daughter for a virgin sacrifice. Enter Rose (Higgins), a mousy driving instructor who hides her talent as a psychic under a bushel, owing to a certain traumatic incident in her youth. It’s a sure formula for comic chaos, culminating in an over-the-top slapstick conjuring-gone-wrong, leading to hellish retribution galore. (BS)
EXTRA ORDINARY Q&A with filmmakers and cast!
On Tuesday, April 7, at 5pm CDT, the Gene Siskel Film Center invites you to attend a virtual Q&A with directors Mike Ahern and Edna Loughman and cast members Maeve Higgins and Will Forte. The discussion will be moderated by filmmaker Jack Newell, Program Director of The Harold Ramis Film School at The Second City! RVSP here: https://tinyurl.com/t74ygbq for a link to join the chat via Facebook.
The Gene Siskel Film Center has worked with numerous distributors to provide films for you to stream during our suspended programming. Please note the following:
• These are films we have screened in the past, would have been screening now, or somehow reflect our critically acclaimed programming.
• Due to the many different sources, there is a range of prices and available dates for each film. However, none of the prices are more than what you would pay for a single, non-member movie ticket.
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• Please note that you will be required to set up individual accounts through streaming services and distributors in order to stream Film Center From Your Sofa, your Film Center account will not apply.
Thank you so much for your understanding and support! Enjoy!