YFS Past Screenings & Events
What We Do in the Shadows
This screening took place on
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre
A hilarious and smart comedy from the creators of TV series Flight of the Conchords and the coming of age film Boy. Wellington housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs, they’re just like anyone else - except they’re immortal and must feast on human blood. When their 8000 year-old roommate turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his new-found eternal life. In return, they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern society, fashion and technology. But it’s the introduction of Nick’s human friend, Stu, that really changes the vampires’ relationship with the world around them. When Stu’s life is threatened, the vampires discover that humans are worth fighting for, and that even though a heart may be cold and dead, it can still have feelings. Rated 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
“★★★★★ The Best Comedy of the Year!”
— The Guardian
“Like a Christopher Guest movie with a widow’s peak, What We Do in the Shadows depicts a supposed “New Zealand Documentary Board” film gone gruesomely, hilariously awry.” - Nathalie Atkinson, the Globe and Mail
The Yukon-made horror short, Subject Six precedes this feature. After a suicide attempt, a young woman finds the power she needs to escape a remote research facility and the doctor who has been tormenting her for years. David Hamelin and Neil Macdonald, 6 min.
- Directed by Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
- 2014, New Zealand
- 86 minutes
- Parental Guidance Advised