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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Purgatory Film Exhibition

Within the word "purgatory," it is easy to envision condemned souls, torment and darkness. However, purgatory may also reflect the cyclic state in which we often rediscover or recreate ourselves anew from within our personal inflictions. Sometimes it is the necessary stage to exorcise ourselves from the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps it is the serene place of self reflection and realization.

From within this, DAMNED proudly presents a new exhibition of cinema and theatre called Purgatory. Held near halfway (6 months) to DAMNED and Devil’s Night in May 2011 at Detroit’s Hastings Street Ballroom, Purgatory will present nearly 30 short films deeply introspective, beautifully disturbing and darkly enlightening subject matters from filmmakers local and worldwide.  This is not an industry-focused horror film festival, but a tributary showcase of the often redemptive films from the filmmaker’s personal damnations complimented with live experimental performance art on stage during intermissions.

Join us in Purgatory as we celebrate within a lush ambiance inspired by film’s golden age with Devil Girl usherettes, candy girls and servers along with complimentary gourmet popcorn and specials on refreshing absinthe slushies!