Wednesday, February 24
“It’s like Walt Disney went insane and shot a snuff version of Swiss Family Robinson.” That’s how a writer for Hitfix described Roar, the amusingly odd and profoundly unsettling 1981 film by Exorcist producer Noel Marshall (who directs and acts here, with wife Tippi Hedren and step-daughter Melanie Griffith) about life on an African game preserve among over 100 untamed (and untrained) beasts driven even wilder by a struggle for dominance among the lions. As the trailer notes, “No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. 70 members of the cast and crew were.” It’s at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St., Portland) at 7:30 p.m. Tix: $8 (all ages). 828-5600. space538.org.