28 JULY – 28 AUGUST 2020
PIG DEATH MACHINE ONLINE IN THE BEST OF THE CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL VIRTUAL FEST
Shot in the wilds of New Mexico, this is the 7th feature by Moritsugu and Amy Davis starring Davis as a bubble-headed hottie who eats contaminated raw pork and is transmogrified into a dangerous genius. Featuring the music of Monte Cazazza, Deerhoof, Polvo, Early Man, and others, The Wall Street Journal describes this as: “Overflowing with eye-popping production design, eardrum-destroying rock ‘n’ roll, gross-outs aplenty and deadpan one-liners you’ll be quoting for weeks.”
Moritsugu’s epic memoir, smeared across Honolulu, New England, Paris, New York, Berlin, Seattle, California, and the austere Southwest, spans four decades and the giddy highs and muddy lows of this uncompromising film director’s life. Ostensibly about “what not to do” to succeed in the movie biz, this lurid recollection is also a story about his love affair with Amy Davis, his brilliant muse, wife of 24 years, and partner in creative crime. 300+ pages and filled with hundreds of previously unreleased color photos, illustrations, letters, documents, and the ephemera of a life lived on the edge.