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.
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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.
For more ways to rock the night and kill the day, go to westword.com/calendar.