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Willow Creek

USA | 2013 | 80 minutes | Bobcat Goldthwait

Bobcat Goldthwait mixes comedy and horror for Sasquatch-hunters Jim and his girlfriend Kelly, who venture into the woods against the advice of the area’s equally creepy locals.

May 23, 2014
Lincoln Square Cinemas  
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May 31, 2014
SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
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On October 20, 1967, while riding horses in northern California’s Six Rivers National Forest, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin caught on film what appeared to be an unidentified creature. The resulting footage has become legendary among Bigfoot true believers, and provides the inspiration for this found footage horror gem that will send shivers down your spine. Amateur filmmaker Jim is convinced that the elusive Sasquatch exists. His girlfriend Kelly isn’t so sure, but joins him on his pilgrimage to Willow Creek, a tiny community in the immediate vicinity of where the Patterson-Gimlin footage was shot. Rolling into town, they discover a tourist trap built around Sasquatch gimmickry, complete with wood sculptures, comic murals, “Bigfoot Burgers,” and even a Sasquatch-obsessed singer-songwriter. But when the couple leaves this charming hamlet behind to venture into the surrounding forest, they uncover terrifying evidence that may finally prove the creature’s existence. In his newest film, cinematic provocateur Bobcat Goldthwaite crafts a frightening exploration of isolation, obsession, and modern myth.

Director Biography

Actor and director Robert Francis 'Bobcat' Goldthwait was born in Syracuse, New York in 1962. He made his feature film directorial debut with Shakes the Clown (1991), which he wrote and starred in as well. His film, Windy City Heat (2003), won a Comedia Award for Best Comedy Film at Montreal's Just for Laughs Film Festival in 2004. 

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Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
Principal Cast: Bryce Johnson, Alexie Gilmore
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 80 minutes
Producer: Sarah de Sa Rego, Aimee Pierson
Screenplay: Bobcat Goldthwait
Cinematographers: Evan Phelan
Editors: Jason Stewart, Stephen Thurston
Music: Matt Kollar
Filmography: God Bless America (2011); That’s How We Do It! (2010); World’s Greatest Dad (2009); Stay (2006); Shakes the Clown (1991)
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: MPI Media Group
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