Beyond The Black Rainbow Trailer

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Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of the year 1983,

is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons. We are hoping the transgressive mind-trip of a sci-fi throwback, lives up to it’s trailer, which looks like a cross between 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Tron and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The film was spawned from the pre-teen fantasies of debut writer-director Panos Cosmatos and premiered at the 2010 Whistler Film Festival and showed at several film festivals throughout 2011, including Tribeca and Fantasia. The good folks at Magnet, the genre division of Magnolia Pictures are gearing up for a limited domestic theatrical release for the film.

Cosmatos was born in Rome in 1974 to the late Greek movie director (George Cosmatos) and a Swedish experimental artist mother. He spent his early formative years traveling all over the globe before settling in Canada. In 1981, the family lived for a year in Mexico where exposure to the strange local interpretations of American pop culture had a profound and lasting effect on his creative life. Growing up in the isolated suburbs of Vancouver Island during the 80s, he obsessed over the minutiae of heavy metal, fantasy art, and science fiction horror films, which he still does to this day. He then immersed himself in the underground art and music scenes making short films, album covers and music videos with a burgeoning group of influential and groundbreaking artists. Panos currently lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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