THEY REMAIN - World Premiere

Main Theater
Date and time: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm
Upper Left theater
Date and time: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017 -
7:20pm to 9:20pm

The World Premiere of THEY REMAIN is Saturday, October 7th at 7:00 pm!

This highly anticipated film, written and directed by Philip Gelatt (Europa Report) and adapted from Laird Barron’s short story “-30-”, will be shown first to the festival audience on the 60ft screen of the historic Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR. Gelatt will be in attendance to walk the red carpet, introduce the film and do Q&A afterwards, and will participate in panel discussions throughout the weekend.


They Remain

World Premiere
Directed by
Philip Gelatt
William Jackson Harper, Rebecca Henderson
105 mins
 | 2017
 | United States
 | English

An adaptation of Laird Barron's short story "-30-", directed by the screen writer of Europa Report; two scientists are sent to investigate strange occurrences on a remote piece of land once occupied by a cult.

THEY REMAIN defies categorization and journeys into the shadowy realm where nature, science, and the supernatural co-exist in horrific symbiosis. William Harper Jackson (“True Story” and "The Good Place") and Rebecca Henderson (“Mistress America”) star as two scientists investigating the root of environmental changes and strange animal behavior at a remote site where a Manson Family-style cult committed atrocities. The isolated location, the unraveling of their relationship, and the biome itself begin to lead them down a path of doom where primeval forces threaten to consume them. Whether you’re a fan of author Laird Barron or a fan of cosmic horror cinema, you will not want to miss this screening.

Philip Gelatt is a screenwriter, filmmaker and author of comic books. His first film, THE BLEEDING HOUSE, premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film festival. He was the screenwriter on the Ray Bradbury Award nominated science-fiction film EUROPA REPORT, starring Sharlto Copley, Mikael Nyqvist, and Anna-Maria Marinca, released by Magnet Pictures in 2013.

His upcoming projects include THE SPINE OF NIGHT, a fantasy film epic starring Betty Gabriel (The Purge 3) on which he is both screenwriter and producer. And “-30-“, based on a short story by author Laird Barron, on which Gelatt is both screenwriter and director.

His comic book work ranges from the science-fiction series Pariah to the historical spy epic Petrograd.

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