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Strange Factories (2013)

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A writer, possessed by a terrifying story hunts for its secret heart in a mysterious landscape. He journeys into unknown, dreamlike places, haunted by the infamous Hum emitted from a strange factory.

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Credited cast:
Annalisa Astarita ...
Hettie
Rachael Blyth ...
Emma
John Harrigan ...
Victor
Lucy Harrigan ...
Rose
Tereza Kamenicka ...
Lady Thayn
David Monard ...
Sam
Claire Louise Oliver ...
Jessica
Mark Postgate ...
Arlec
Claire Tregellas ...
Jess
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Have You Ever Had A Dream So Strange You Were Sure It Wasn't Your Own? Victor is a writer, possessed by a terrifying story as he hunts for four refugee performers of a theatre destroyed in a mysterious fire: Drawn to a remote settlement founded by the mysterious Stronheim, owner of a Factory hidden deep within a dreamlike landscape. Victor finds his friends under the wing of an aristocratic noble and her child-like ward who both watch over the settlement for Stronheim. A dangerous pact is made between Victor and Stronheim. The destroyed theatre will be reconstructed, and in return, Victor must complete the story, no matter the cost. Stronhem requires it to be performed at the village Festival Of Memories, where bizarre rituals are enacted by the villagers under the influence of the Factory's hallucinogenic effluence. Following the dangerous, twisted paths to the heart of inspiration and creativity, Victor's imagination and the fragmented memories and emotions of the performers ... Written by John Harrigan

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Not everyone can survive the violence of creation.

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An immersive theatre and film experience exploring the limits of storytelling.
4 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Review of Strange Factories Live Cinema event at the Cinema Museum, London, UK as published in Londonist (http://londonist.com/2013/10/cinemamuseum.php )

Go down a dimly-lit side road to a doorway where you are greeted by silent, masked Chaplinesque characters. They inspect you, and after much furtive gesturing and whispering, you are ushered inside. You are invited to drink a small glass of an oddly viscous liquid, and you might be fortunate enough to peruse some pages from their manuscript — secretly, of course. You are taken to your seats within the red-velvet-curtained theatre, and the show commences.

Dark forests, a terrible, unfinished story which develops a strange life of its own, a tormented writer, a mysterious, horrific fire in an old theatre, a tragic clown, a binding contract, a beautiful, yet doomed dancer, sacrifice, Mr Punch, a play within a film, a vast Kafkaesque country estate from which there is no escape. Above it all, the ominous, throbbing hum of the Factory. What is it? Most of all, how does it end? This is what you may discover upon entering the darkened corridors of the London Cinema Museum for FoolishPeople's production of Strange Factories.

Immersive theatre pioneers, FoolishPeople have manifested a live cinema production that takes you deep into the heart of a horror film, albeit a surreal one. Their work is a unique alchemy of film, live theatre, artwork and location-specific dance and lighting to create an ambient experience which, in this case, is one of mystery and suspense. The intimate, spooky setting of the Cinema Museum contributes to this state of haunting, with its many antique film cameras, and posters. Look carefully among the exhibits on display, and you might also find some of the artefacts of Stronheim's Settlement and props from the film itself.

The film, written and directed by John Harrigan, is a labyrinthine story of madness, and your perceptions of reality start to blur as the evening progresses. What is happening on the screen and around you as the characters from the film come to life? Is it all just the imaginings of Victor, the tormented writer?

The suspense is drawn out over the course of the evening, until it reaches a powerful crescendo of drama and dance, immersive theatre at its best. One even begins to suspect fellow audience members of being part of the theatre, particularly as the intimate setting within the Cinema Museum and silent interactions with the characters encourage this. Definitely a performance for the curious and those who wish to explore. Be brave and venture within. Only beware of the machines…


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