Tonight Sound Unseen presents Sick Birds Die Easy, with a special appearance from director Nik Fackler, composer Sam Martin, and the star, Ross Brockley, introducing the movie and answering your many questions afterwards!
How do you describe this one? “Exploring the worlds of white privilege, magical realism and the apocalypse, Director Nik Fackler takes a drug addled conspiracy theorist, an entitled love drunk musician, and an American film crew deep into the jungles of Western Africa, searching for Iboga, an extremely potent psychedelic plant said to have the ability to heal drug addiction. What initially begins as a trip towards enlightenment, becomes a desperate attempt at maintaining sanity.With a mad mix of compellingly hilarious characters, experimental drug use and an array of expertly wielded lo-fi and hi-fi cameras. Fackler capably explodes the fiction / non-fiction divide with an alarming self consciousness and ever more surprising degree of sincerity. Delving into mysticism, politics, colonialism and human nature, “Sick Birds Die Easy” is a mind bending, fantastical social experiment that will leave you laughing and questioning your own understanding of reality.” There, that’s how you describe it.
Sick Birds Die Easy screens tonight at 7:00 and 9:00. Purchase tickets here.