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THE DANCE OF REALITY and RIGOR MORTIS open this Friday in Houston!

Tired of summer blockbusters? See two new movies on the frontiers of cinema. 

THE DANCE OF REALITY and RIGOR MORTIS open this Friday in Houston!

It's June and that means we're right in the middle of summer blockbuster season. Our theaters are packed with movies with giant budgets and epic scope. While I love well-made Hollywood action tentpoles (I've heard some great stuff about EDGE OF TOMORROW, for example), I'm super excited for the chance to shine a spotlight on two smaller movies opening in Houston this weekend.

Up first is RIGOR MORTIS, a new movie from Hong Kong that at once both pays tribute to and reinvents the "hopping vampire" sub-genre. Hopping vampire? Also known as jiangshi, these monsters are a part of Chinese folklore and were popularly portrayed in the '80s Hong Kong fantasy horror MR. VAMPIRE series.

Now, Hong Kong pop star Juno Mak has reassembled some familiar faces (including Chin Siu-ho, Chung Fat and Anthony Chan) for a new movie that offers a slightly less campy approach to the hopping vampire legends.

Twitch Film says that RIGOR MORTIS provides a "brave, confident and assured debut from a new independent voice in Hong Kong Cinema."

Don't miss this Fantastic Fest alumni that combines Hong Kong action with vampires and ghosts for a mind-trip of a movie.

Also opening this weekend - this time at Vintage Park - is THE DANCE OF REALITY, the first new film from Alejandro Jodorowsky in 23 years. Jodorowsky is the director of HOLY MOUNTAIN and EL TOPO and subject of the fantastic new documentary JODOROWSKY'S DUNE.

In his new movie, Jodorowsky has created an autobiographical story that combines elements of his own life with fantastical elements and surreal imagery.

Whether or not you have any previous familiarity with Jodorowsky's work, if you consider yourself somebody at the frontiers of cinema you owe it to yourself to check out his newest film - a phantasmagoric journey through pure cinema from a visionary director. We'll host nightly screenings of THE DANCE OF REALITY through Thursday, June 12.

Buy tickets to RIGOR MORTIS!

Buy tickets to THE DANCE OF REALITY!

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