Rochester Genre Film Festival + The Little Theatre have partnered to host a virtual Q&A with the filmmakers of the paranormal romantic comedy EXTRA ORDINARY. Writers/directors Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman and lead actress Maeve Higgins will discuss the making of the film this Friday, April 17 at 6pm EDT, moderated by Anomaly’s co-founder and “Anomaly Presents” podcast host Matt Knotts.
The Q&A will be hosted via Facebook Live on Anomaly’s Facebook Page. The virtual event is free, open to the public, and viewers are encouraged to join the live chat and submit questions throughout the conversation.
Viewers are also encouraged to RSVP on the Facebook Event to be automatically entered to win free spooky prizes, including a Ghosted Sticker Pack by Erich Lehman of 1975 Gallery, and a glow-in-the-dark skull shirt designed by illustrator Meghan Murphy of Murphypop.
EXTRA ORDINARY won the Audience Award for “Best Feature Film” at Anomaly’s inaugural festival this past November. The film is now streaming at The Virtual Little, thanks to Cranked Up Films and Kino Lorber’s “Kino Marquee” initiative, which is helping art house theaters across the United States during the COVID-19 crisis. A portion of every sale at The Virtual Little goes directly to help The Little Theatre—a five-screen art-house theater, in continuous operation since 1929, and dedicated to showcasing independent American and international films—while its doors are closed.
When: Friday, April 17 at 6pm EDT
Where: Anomaly Facebook Live
Livestream Hosted at: https://www.facebook.com/AnomalyFilmFest/
Who: Anomaly – The Rochester Genre Film Festival + The Little Theatre
The synopsis for EXTRA ORDINARY is as follows:
Following a tragic accident in her past, sweet, mild-mannered Rose (Maeve Higgins) turned her back on her supernatural talents to focus on her job as a small-town driving instructor. But when desperate Martin (Barry Ward) contacts Rose to help save his daughter from the clutches of a past-his-prime rock star (Will Forte) who’s made a pact with the Devil to regain his fame, she must tap into those abilities once again. And just maybe save the whole world in the process.
Want to know more about the film? Check out our review HERE.
Celebrating the best in contemporary, independent genre films, Anomaly had a successful inaugural launch in 2019, and will return Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15, 2020. In addition to horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, dark comedy, and truly indescribable features and short films, the festival will also include post-film discussions, special events, and after-parties over all four days. Entirely volunteer-run, Anomaly is made possible with support from sponsors.
The Little Theatre opened in 1929 and established not-for-profit status in 1998. The non-profit screens more than 100 American independent and foreign films for the greater Rochester community each year. It also hosts a varied slate of art shows, film festivals, series and music throughout the year. The Little provides filmmakers, local musicians and fine artists a professional space to share their visions with a diverse audience and discuss their work through educational talkbacks.