Monday, April 25

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Darkon – 10th Anniversary Screening


The DocYard presents DARKON

Directors Luke Meyer & Andrew Neel in attendance for Q&A. Screening preceded by performance by film’s Boston-based composer Jonah Rapino.

Directors: Luke Meyer & Andrew Neel

Synopsis: Called “eloquent and occasionally touching” by the New York Times, DARKON dives deep into the fantasy lives and real worlds of American LARPers or live action role-playing gamers. Darkonian battles are fought live on the real world soccer fields, parks, and woodlands of modern-day Baltimore, Maryland. Every second Sunday, the likable participants in their padded costumes converge with hundreds of others, to fight un-choreographed battles with foam weaponry, thus creating the ongoing fictional history of the faux-medieval Darkon Realm. The film covers an epic war raging through the fantasy realm and is set to the backdrop of cultural disconnect with the real war then taking place in Iraq. The DocYard is excited to invite local filmmakers Luke Meyer (MA) and Andrew Neel (VT) to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their cult documentary hit. The screening will be preceded by a performance of music from the film by its Boston-based composer Jonah Rapino, who Variety singled-out as having “created an evocative score on par with any Hollywood fantasy.”

Darkon Official Site | Facebook Event

Darkon [trailer] from Luke Meyer on Vimeo.

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  • Monday 4/25 at 7:00 PM

Tickets $11 General Public, $9 Members & Students. DocYard Season Passes Accepted. Brattle passes not accepted. Show up in your LARP garb and get in for just $5 at the door!