Part of The Films of Taika Waititi.
A portion of the proceeds from this screening will benefit the Christchurch Shooting Victims’ Fund, supporting those affected by the Canterbury shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand.
What We Do in the Shadows chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead.
“Here it is at long last: a truly great vampire comedy. And also the funniest horror film to come out of New Zealand since Braindead.” – Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine
Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, creators of the hilarious HBO series Flight of the Conchords, co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of undead friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that’s filming them, the details of their daily – make that nightly – routine. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. Also starring Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie Van Beek. (Dir. by Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi, 2014, New Zealand/USA, in English/German/Spanish with English subtitles, 86 mins., Not Rated)