The Williams Lake Film Club screens the New Zealand film What We Do in the Shadows Tuesday evening.

The Williams Lake Film Club screens the New Zealand film What We Do in the Shadows Tuesday evening.

Film club screens vampire movie

There are only three films left in our film club season and each one is very different.

There are only three films left in our film club season and each one is very different.

Tuesday, April 7, we will screen the brand new release What We Do in the Shadows in the Gibraltar Room at 7 p.m.; back doors open at 6:30 p.m.

In the short time it has been on the festival circuit this film is already being called a blockbuster.

I am not a fan of vampire films and the undead usually leave me cold. But I have to admit I really, really like this film.

It is such fun, crazy, dark, sweet, and yes, it is bloody. Bloody good, too!

Maybe that is because it comes from New Zealand and  writers/directors/co-stars are Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, who is of Maori descent.  Clement and Waititi are also the creators of the HBO hit series Flight of the Conchords.

These guys are absolutely hot. A bit about the film: Deep in the heart of Wellington, New Zealand, lies a house like many others, but within lives a group of housemates unlike any you have seen.

Join a documentary crew as they are given unparalleled access into the  lives of a posse of vampires — the sweet and adorably youthful Viago (Waititi), bad boy Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), the lust-filled Vladislav (Clement) and the 8,000-year-old Nosferatu-crusty Petyr (Ben Fransham) — as they quarrel over dirty dishes, discuss the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. When Petyr turns hipster Nick (Cori Gonzales Macuer) into a vamp, the guys must show him the ropes — and rules — of eternal life.

How do you live with the things you’ve done, when you know you will have to live with yourself forever?

What we do in the Shadows perfectly mimics reality-show conventions like the self-narration with which the film opens: “So, it’s six in the evening, which is when I wake up. This is always the really scary part for me,”  Viago confides as he checks to see if the sun is finally down.

Our last blowout event of the season will be the Reel Paddling Film Festival on May 5. This is the counterpart to the Banff Mountain Film Festival, showing films about canoeing, kayaking, fishing, rafting, and so much more, simply awesome.

All of our proceeds go to support the Williams Lake Chapter of the Association for Students with Learning Disabilities, for one-on-one tutoring.

After the film we will be serving you some “bites,” some sweet, some savoury, naturally with garlic!

Regular admission is $9, for Film Club members it is $8, and for students, high school and TRU, $6, as well as for seniors (65+).

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