Beyond the Black Rainbow

BtBROriginal poster design // Scott Saslow
Prints // shop

Physician Dr Mercurio Arboria (Scott Hylands) creates a new program of physical therapy and medicine intended to bring people greater happiness and freedom. However, one of his test subjects, Elena (Eva Allan), is not so impressed, and spends her days in a drug-addled haze while kept against her will. Dr Barry Nyle (Michael Rogers) looks after Elena’s day-to-day progress with the help of his nurse, Margo (Rondel Reynoldson), but his efforts to reshape her mind are only so successful, and soon Elena becomes conscious enough to plan her escape…

Panos Cosmatos // Canada 2010 // 18 // 110mins

“For devotees of science-fiction cinema at its most synapse-frying and voluptuously horrifying, the mother lode is exactly what Cosmatos delivers.”
Cinema Scope

“Audacious, paranoid, and deliriously creepy… filled with images that are both infinitely disturbing and achingly beautiful.”
Bloody Disgusting

“A reverential ode to Kubrick, Argento, Cronenberg, Altered States, John Carpenter synth scores, ’70s sci-fi and ’80s fantasy, and mind-boggling, hyper-stylized madness.”
Lessons of Darkness

“The product of a fevered mad auteur… may prove to be one of the more rewarding and disturbing film experiences in many a year.”

“If 2001: A Space Odyssey had an evil twin masquerading as a horror film, this would be it.”
Projection Booth

Where: Moving Pictures Cinema, 42 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR
When: Thursday 21st February 2019 // doors 8:15pm, film 8:30pm