DANTE’S INFERNO has been kicking around the cultural playground for over 700 years. But it has never before been interpreted with exquisitely hand-drawn paper puppets, brought to life using purely hand-made special effects. Until now. Rediscover this literary classic, retold in a kind of apocalyptic graphic novel meets Victorian-era toy theater. Dante’s Hell is brought to lurid 3-dimensional, high-definition life in a darkly comedic travelogue of the underworld — set against an all-too-familiar urban backdrop of used car lots, gated communities, strip malls, and the U.S. Capitol. And populated with a contemporary cast of reprobates, including famous — and infamous — politicians, presidents, popes, pimps. And the Prince of Darkness himself.
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OCT. 14, 2015: FREE SCREENING HOSTED BY LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART
"There’s enough of the divinely comic in this
'Inferno' to justify a pair of sequels"
-Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
San Francisco Indie Fest: Staff Award for Best Feature
Delray Beach Film Festival: Best Animated Feature
Boston Underground Film Fest: Spirit of Underground Award
Silver Lake Film Festival: Best Director
Eugene Int. Film Festival: Most Unique Film
Lausanne Underground Film Festival: Best Feature Film
"...feels like the unholy offspring of Mike Judge and R. Crumb." – Robert Abele, LA Times
" This stuff – exquisite mixtures of the grandly fabled and the South Bay prosaic, hand-painted two-dimensional puppets moving by hand and wire through a hand painted hell via traditional filmic and theatrical techniques – is intoxicating." – Dave Shulman, LA Weekly
“One of the best-looking films in Park City…wondrously detailed…I couldn't take my eyes off it.” -WIRED
"...the sheer level of artistry involved is immersive and like nothing you’ve ever seen on the big screen. Easily one of the most original films of the year, and probably one of the best, too." – Luke Y. Thompson, OC Weekly
"Dante's Inferno...features a Dante (voiced by Dermot Mulroney) who finally unseats Clerks' Dante as the biggest slacker named Dante in filmdom" – San Francisco Bay Guardian "One of the films generating buzz over at Slamdance has been Dante's Inferno...The flick is visually stunning..." -Boston Globe
"Whoever thought of making the greatest story ever put to paper into a PUPPET SHOW deserves to be shot and killed and have the dogs eat their guts!" -Anonymous IMDB.com User
"One of the films generating buzz over at Slamdance has been Dante's Inferno...The flick is visually stunning..." -Boston Globe
"a brilliantly conceived adaptation...The script alone is too clever for words...The music score by Mark McAdam is outstanding..." - Life with Movies and Maxxxx