ALBERT PYUN-KING OF CULT MOVIES + NEMESIS
Throughout cult film director Albert Pyun''s incredible 40-year career, his bizarre, fantastical films were often criticized and parodied but even now the incredible worlds he brought to life continue to captivate fans worldwide. ALBERT PYUN-KING OF CULT MOVIES tells the story of a rebel and his love for filmmaking, a free spirit who always did Hollywood his way while working with some of the industry’s biggest stars, including Burt Reynolds, Dennis Hopper, Charlie Sheen, Kris Kristofferson, Snoop Dog, Courtney Cox, and so many more. The documentary is comprised of interviews with the stars of his films including Christopher Lambert, Ice-T, and Seth Green, archival footage from his library of 50+ films, intimate conversations with the love of his life and verite scenes of Albert making CYBORG OVERTURE: BAD ASS ANGELS while fighting illness and dementia, the film showcases never-before-seen clips from Albert’s unfinished film, his CAPTAIN AMERICA director''s cut, and his last days as a kama‘aina coming home to be honored at the 2021 HIFF as the “King of Cult Movies.” In honor of Albert Pyun''s legacy, this Work-In-Progress screening will be part of a double bill with the Pyun classic NEMESIS (1992), partly shot on the Big Island.
A CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR LISA D’APOLITO WILL FOLLOW THIS SCREENING.