Port City Music Hall
Damnationland 2017

The Way Life Should Bleed

Damnationland 2017

Fri, October 13, 2017

Doors: 6:45 pm / Show: 7:45 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show - Reserved Seating

This event is all ages

$5 Student tickets available in person with ID at Port City Music Hall Box in advance and State Theatre box office night of show.

Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here. State Theatre box office will open one hour before doors night of show.

Dark cinema descends upon Maine once again in the form of the 8th annual Damnationland film showcase, returning to the State Theater. Damnationland will kick off this year’s festivities with the premiere scheduled on the auspicious date of Friday the 13th. An official after party will continue the fiendishly fun proceedings at Port City Music start at 10:30 PM. Just like the premiere, the afterparty is open to the general public and is an excellent chance to meet the filmmakers, cast, and crew members from this year’s deliciously morbid works.

This year’s crop of Maine-based talent includes short features by Mackenzie Bartlett, Tadin Brown, Alexander Balzano & Ellis Ducharme, Alex Steed, and Charlotte Warren, with interstitial segments between each piece by Derek R. Brigham, Julia Haltof, Stacey Koloski, Shannon Meserve, Melissa Salmi, and Clark Shepard.

Ellis Ducharme of King City Productions & Alexander Richard Balzano of Resurgam Productions

Mackenzie Bartlett
The story of Evelyn Doyle: a beacon of sin in a town which values moral piety above all else. Evelyn Doyle is not the first to be baptized. There are women in the town who carry with them the burden of their shame, and they do not speak.

"The Journal of Mortimer Laszlo Frein"
Tadin Jeongshin Brown
In a neo-period world near the turn of the 20th century, an amnesiatic traveling shoe salesman finds himself guest in a strange Inn, with dark secrets behind every door.
With a journal to guide his way, and a peculiar attachment to footwear, Mortimer Laszlo Frein will navigate the steps of his past, present, and future.

“Jolie Laide”
Charlotte Warren
Seduced by the promise of the impossible a young woman follows a strange guide through a derelict world of misfits. Heaven isn't for everybody.

“Graveyard Fun”
Alex Steed
An vivid and beautiful animated ghost story about a father and daughter who visit a graveyard on a rainy day.
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101