MAD HEIDI Reigns With Vengeance For One Night Only In North American Theaters!
Alice Lucy & Casper Van Dien star in this one-night-only event that is dripping with blood…and cheese!
Fathom Events is partnering with Raven Banner Releasing and Swissploitation Films for a one-night only U.S. theatrical presentation of Mad Heidi on June 21 at 7:00p.m. local time. The film, from directors Johannes Hartmann and Sandro Klopfstein, circled the festivals last year to wide acclaim and ceremony before hitting a limited online on-Demand release late last year.
Mad Heidi is billed as a modern grindhouse “Swissploitation” epic that took a five year-long ground-up effort to develop and produce. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday at the official website, with to Fathom Events hosting screenings with a exclusive recorded intro by the film duo and lead actors Alice Lucy and Casper Van Dien. Canada screenings will be held select Cineplex locations on the same evening.
Mad Heidi initially made waves for its innovative crowdfunded approach, bypassing traditional financing tactics to ensure that the film’s original vision was preserved while placing profits back in the hands of the creators and backers. Boasting elaborate sets, impressive practical makeup and gore effects, and unhinged ingenuity helmed by first-time filmmakers Johannes Hartmann and Sandro Klopfstein, Mad Heidi is the ultimate tribute to grindhouse cinema and the latest fresh twist on a classic favorite to hit theaters through Fathom Events, following the distributor’s popular screenings of the indie horror hit Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood And Honey in February.
In a dystopian Switzerland that has fallen under the fascist rule of an evil cheese tyrant (Van Dien), Heidi (Lucy) lives a pure and simple life in the Swiss Alps. Grandfather Alpöhi (Schofield) does his best to protect Heidi, but her desire for freedom soon lands her in trouble with the dictator’s henchmen. When pushed too far the innocent Heidi transforms into a kick-ass warrior who sets out to liberate her country from the heinous cheese fascists. Mad Heidi is an action-adventure exploitation extravaganza based on the popular children’s book character Heidi and the world’s first Swissploitation film.
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