Jan 10 @9:30pm,
inspired by the fevered genre reworkings of the Coen Brothers and John
Dahl, DETENTION takes the standardized framework of classroom-under-siege
films and blows it towards a warped, jaw-droppingly lurid stratosphere.
Ex-circus hand Bill Walmsley thinks his luck has changed when he is offered
a high-school substitute teaching job, but his expectations are shattered
when he discovers a school filled with knife fights, rapes, unruly youth,
lazy teachers, and spineless administrators. Unable to make a difference,
Walmsley hits upon a rather original approach to discipline and punishment,
one involving drugging, kidnapping, a Texas mountain hideaway, several
wired cages, forced nudity, impromptu state capitol quizzes, electric
shocks to the hands, and, most memorably, Toni Basil's song "Mickey"
played on circus loudspeakers over, and over, and over again. Unveiling
the secret fascist heart of popular genre conventions and manipulations,
DETENTION is a midnight film with one bizarre, controversial lesson.
Contact JR Roberts, Anderson Film Inc., 2317 Stratford Ct, Fortworth TX 76103 firstname.lastname@example.org 817.531.1476