Turbo Kid

Canada, New Zealand | 2015 | 95 mins | English
Action, Sci-Fi

One Screening Only
Date: Saturday October 3rd, 2015
Time: Midnight (Doors open: 11:30)
The Broadway Theatre
$10 (Admittance restricted to persons over 19 as this will be a licensed event)
Film contains sequences of language, violence, gore
Certifications: N/A

Director: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell
Writers: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell
Cast: Michael Ironside, Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Edwin Wright
Producers: Benoit Beaulieu, Anne-Marie Gélinas, Ant Timpson
Company: MPI Media Group

IMDB Profile

Screens with short film: NIGHT OF THE SLASHER and the winner of the 48 Hour Movie Challenge

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Synopsis

In a post-apocalyptic parallel future of 1997, an orphaned teenager called The Kid scavenges the Wasteland searching for relics from a better time (the 80s). During one of his expeditions he meets Apple, a mysterious girl with a rather large secret. As their relationship deepens, they accidentally run afoul of Zeus, the self-proclaimed leader of the Wasteland. Zeus, a sadistically droll maniac who murdered The Kid’s parents, now controls the Wasteland’s most precious commodity: fresh water. When Zeus’ gang kidnaps Apple, The Kid joins forces with Frederick, the laconic leader of the legendary Arm-Wrestling Clan. Armed with little more than blind faith and an ancient turbo-charged weapon, The Kid must fulfill his ultimate destiny: destroy Zeus, avenge his parents’ death and get the girl of his dreams.

Awards

  • Won Audience Award Best Film Fantaspoa International Fantastic  Film Festival 2015
  • Won Audience Award Midnighters SXSW 2015
  • Won Best Canadian or Quebec Feature Fantasia Film Festival 2015

Buzz

“A pitch-perfect pastiche that never mocks its inspirations, the picture is silly fun to warm the hearts of aging fanboys and delight hipsters who weren’t yet born the first time Mel Gibson donned Max’s leathers.” – Hollywood Reporter

“Perhaps the most colorful film ever made with a postapocalyptic setting, Turbo Kid is a loud, energetic homage to Eighties kitsch.” – Film Comment Magazine

“Turbo Kid is a magical can’t-miss experience that’s like a Saturday morning cartoon turned into an apocalyptic 80s fever-dream. A stunning visual masterpiece that redefines the phrase “low-budget filmmaking.”” – We Got This Covered

“Surprisingly sweet-natured even amid its frequent fountains of bloodshed …”  – Variety

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