Sunday, June 23rd, at 7:15pm
A wildly innovative and creative art-house film. Once Upon a Superhero has been quickly gathering momentum through its many film festival awards and word of mouth. As a promising future cult hit, Once Upon a Superhero sets a positive example for independent filmmakers about what can be achieved in the superhero genre without studios or big budgets.
A homeless wanderer named Solar Flare, who proclaims to be from the sun, has been exiled to live on Earth without his superpowers for 189 days. From the personal discovery of why he was sent here (to save this planet from a apocalyptic solar flare) to the array of bizarre characters who misguide him, we follow the lost ‘superhero’ on what quickly becomes a downward spiral journey into the underbelly of Hollywood… a place he comes to realize is not worth saving. (R, 112 mins)
“A renegade piece of cinematic triumph…my favorite movie of 2018.” – Evan Rosen, Brooklyn Film Review
“Hits hard without Hollywood superpowers.” – Pat Emil, Critics Den
“A film with strong cinematography, an immersive soundtrack, and a taste for the subversive.” – Chelsea Novak, Vue Weekly