This is stuff I couldn't possibly make up. Of the black comedy Fido, from director Andrew Currie, indie film production company Anagram Pictures says: "Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the family. A boy-and-his-dog movie for grown ups, Fido will rip your heart out." And I don't think you have to be a special kind of fanatic -- zombie nerd or otherwise -- to get a kick out of this flick.
The film provides an unlikely second half at tonight's special ArgusFest screening at the Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Avenue, considering that Jason Bosch's ongoing human rights-inspired series usually focuses on more serious subjects. However, as Bosch writes in his newsletter, the screening of Fido is "just for fun, but can also be seen as a metaphor." You know: Human rights for the undead?
Tonight's event begins at 7 p.m. with Beautiful Truth, a properly thought-provoking film about a teen who seeks information about a natural cure for cancer, followed at 9:30 p.m. by Fido. As with all ArgusFest screenings, admission is a $5 donation at the door or the promise of one-hour's worth of volunteer time. Go to the ArgusFest website or call 303-669-7286 for more information.
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