Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cleveland's Capitol Theatre screens AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN June 1st.

[Press release from Cinema Purgatorio.- AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN screens Saturday June 1st at 9:30 pm at the Capitol Theatre. Writer/director Gary Jones will be present.]

Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan is a dark, outlandish contemporary B-movie take on the great North American tall tale.
“One of the top indie horror films of the year!”
- Film Radar
Young adults at a first-time offenders’ boot camp discover the legend of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined. Starring B-Movie legends Joe Estevez and Dan Haggerty (TV’s Grizzly Adams), along with many familiar and fresh faces, Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan will make audiences cower in fear.
Paul Bunyan is one of the most famous characters in North American folklore. He and his companion, “Babe the Blue Ox,” are featured in tall tales of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bunyan was a lumberjack of great size and skill, rumored to be so tall that “his footsteps created the Great Lakes. He “dragged his axe and made the Grand Canyon.” Today, Bunyan’s legend is commemorated by numerous statues across the upper Midwest and far-beyond.
directed by Gary Jones, USA, 2013, 90 mins

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