WWF Film Laurel '14


Films to be shown in the 1918 Sterling Theatre Silent Era Movie House and attendance is free with admission to the Fest.

Blazing Saddles

Everyone knows this movie – and if you don’t … well, you have made some bad life decisions and need to reorient your priorities, but we at the Weird West Fest are here to help.

blazingposter4The Weird West Fest proudly presents a showing of the critically acclaimed, Blazing Saddles, in the historic 1918 Sterling Theatre Movie House, in a celebration of its 40th anniversary.

Written and directed by the legendary Mel Brooks, this award-winning western spoof, has become a legend and a cinematic treasure. It tells the story of a small town’s struggle with corrupt politicians and the plight of minorities in the old west … but in a funny way. Stocked with some of the best comedic actors and writers of the 70′s, this film is ranked No. 6 on the American Film Institute’s “100 Years…100 Laughs” list.

Our special guest, and one of the film’s stars Burton Gilliam, will introduce the film, after a rousing “Camptown Ladies” Sing -a-Long, next door at the Train Depot Loading Dock.


Nickel Children

In an alternate 19th Century, dust bowl Kansas, a young boy witnesses his parent’s murder, and is forced to survive in an underground child fighting ring. Only the wealthiest are invited to attend these secret communities to bet on the children for their own amusement. However, one among them, is determined to find her abducted son … whatever the cost.

Nickel Children is an award winning international sci-fi steampunk adventure!  Written and directed by Kevin Eslinger, who will be attendance to present the film.

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This award-winning short film is about Kitt Starkwell, a bounty hunter who refuses to hand over her prisoner to the Noah Little’s Gang, who hired her to capture Algernon in the first place. The prisoner, Algernon, in a last ditch effort to save his hide, offers a solution to all their problems.

Produced by TruHaven Studio and directed by Mike Ascher.

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DeadwalkersDead Walkers

Bounty hunter and gunman Jack Link has a knack for trouble, but when he stumbles into a town cursed with the undead, he might have bit off more than he can chew. Can he and his unlikely allies break the curse and make it out alive or will the evil in the old west consume them all? If you thought the western was dead you were right.

Spencer Estabrooks directs this undead western horror film. Original score by two time Juno award winner Derek Miller.

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Life in Crackwood is hard. There’s only 48 hours left to live, there are llamas instead of horses, and villains bear the mark of the circus clown…

The first clown spaghetti western features renowned comedian Gilbert Gottfried, actor Ted Lange (Issac from “The Love Boat”), adult stars Hollie Stevens and Ron Jeremy (as the town’s preacher), Lemmy Kilmister (founder of the band “Motorhead”), and Peter Sherayko (Texas Jack Vermillion from the movie “Tombstone”).

Spindrift – Ghost of the WestSpindrift

In Oct. 2012, the psychedelic country western/rock band SPINDRIFT set out to tour the far reaches of the American West. For 5 weeks, they travelled through Ghost Towns(such as Bodie, CA), National Parks(Valley of Fire, NV), Historical Landmarks(Crazyhorse Monument, WY), and tourist traps (such as Tombstone, AZ) performing songs born long ago directly in their home environment. However, not to audiences, but to ghosts. Follow Director Burke Roberts and Cinematographers Rich Ragsdale and J.T. Gurzi as they capture every breathtaking view and musical gem in this surreal and visually stunning musical documentary. As aficionados of the Cinematic Western score, SPINDRIFT land directly where they need to be in this look at history redefined in the past, present, and future of the American West. You’ll never look at America the same again.


Dead Man’s HandDMH

A mysterious man makes his way into a lawless Arizona town in 1911. He’s there for one thing. Death. One way or another.

Written and Directed by Tyson Smith

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The Magnificent DeadMD

Set in 1870′s Rosewood Texas – local rancher Jared Hamilton and his men have declared war on the town, using fear and death to prevent a new railroad line from coming through.  Guided by Father Julian the desperate town leaders decide to hire a group of six legendary gunmen to help clean up the town. These gunmen afflicted with Leprosy, fight with reckless abandon and ruthlessness, for they have nothing to lose.

Written and directed by Shane Scott

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Movies will be shown at the Landmark conference room and at the 1918 Sterling Silent Movie Theatre – all money donated at film viewings will go to the restoration of the Sterling Theatre.

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