Factory 25

Go Down Death

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Factory 25, a Brooklyn-based independent film distribution company was founded in 2009 by Matt Grady. F25 is a home for conceptually provocative narratives and documentaries. Its mission is to deliver specialized film and music titles in an aesthetically captivating way while exposing the indie world to under-the-radar films, music, and other curiosities in various ways and formats — theatrically, digitally, on TV, VOD, via subscription, limited edition DVDs,  Blu-ray's, books and vinyl. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

Go Down Death is a wry, sinister realization of a strange new universe, a cross-episodic melange of macabre folktales supposedly penned by the fictitious writer Jonathan Mallory Sinus. An abandoned factory in Brooklyn stands in for a decrepit village haunted by ghosts, superstition and disease, while threatening to buckle under rumblings of the apocalypse. Soldiers are lost and found in endless woods, a child gravedigger is menaced by a shapeshifting physician, a syphilitic john bares all to a young prostitute and a disfigured outcast yearns for the affections of a tone-deaf cabaret singer.

Highlighted by offbeat narrative construction, stunning black-and-white 16mm cinematography and immaculately detailed production design, Go Down Death is a distinctively original film informed by American Gothic, folk culture and outsider art.

directed by: Aaron Schimburg
starring: Lee Azzarello, Doug Barron, Burton Crane, Brandon deSpain, Rayvin Disla, Anthony Droz, Melissa Elledge, Kara Feely, Carrie Getman, Avi Glickstein, Adam Hocherman, Travis Just, Lucy Kaminsky, Sean Kryston, Eric Magnus, Morris Mandell, Sammy Mena, Tavish Miller, Benjamin Minter, Ricardo Molfa, Gina Murdock, Aphrodite Navab, Henry Packer, John Pamer, Kerrilynn Pamer, Bryant Pappas, David Regelmann, Alexis Rothenberg, Roy Scranton, John Henry Soto, Liliana Velásquez, Jon Wenc, Simone Xi, Johnny Zito
2014 / 88 min / 1.78:1 / English DTS-HD MA 2.0

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Deleted scenes
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Booklet with writing by director Adam Shimberg 
  • English subtitles