For those who might have missed the original Kickstarter for Alan Moore’s short film series called Showpieces, created with filmmaker Mitch Jenkins, you’re getting another chance to appreciate these strange, artful stories. Streaming service Shudder have announced that the films will become available to view on June 29th on their platform.
To refresh your memory, Showpieces is comprised of several chapters. In Chapter One: Act Of Faith, Faith Harrington, a young newspaper reporter with an exotic private life, prepares for a stimulating evening at home that doesn’t go according to plan.
In Chapter Two: Jimmy’s End, louche and hard-drinking womaniser James Mitchum finds himself wandering into one strange bar too many.
In Chapter Three: Upon Reflection, Faith’s first bewildered arrival at the club is captured in a fixed security mirror above the club’s oddly anachronistic lounge bar.
In Chapter Four: A Professional Relationship, the unusual relationship between the club’s two managers is explored
In Chapter Five: His Heavy Heart, a dreadful realisation hits James Mitchum as he is shepherded into his unenviable afterlife.
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