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University of Michigan Student Debuts Silent Horror Film in Chelsea

The River Gallery will screen the movie "Red Blob Massacre" for free on Oct. 13.

The River Gallery in downtown Chelsea will host independent filmmaker and international performer Emilia Javanica for a one night screening of her humorous and compelling silent horror film The Red Blob Massacre on Oct. 13.

Red Blob Massacre tells the story of Maddy Blitz, a young woman with horrendous looking teeth and nightmare experiences about not fitting in. Enduring constant torment from her peers and an awkward family life, Maddy's feelings clump together to form a giant red blob that Maddy uses to seek revenge on her tormentors.

As the blob grows bigger and bigger with each act of revenge, Maddy begins to lose control.

This evening of film and performance will feature a live film score by the musician Simon Alexander-Adams, a raucous inspired performance with audience participation by the ensemble "Spontaneous Art" and dance tunes by local favorite DJ Chuck Sipperley.

Javanica earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the prestigious Cornish College of the Arts in Vietnam. Shortly thereafter she received a scholarship to study traditional dance and music at the Yogyakarta Institute of Art, in Java, Indonesia.

She recently completed her Master's degree in studio art at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design with a focus on the intersection of performance, puppetry, animation and film.

Javanica has performed in Seattle, Ann Arbor, Indonesia and across the country including recent performances with Spontaneous Art at the Smithsonian and the popular Brooklyn Dumbo Arts Festival.

The free screening of Red Blob Massacre will take place Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. The movie is suitable for children ages 12 and up.

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