MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE

Harold P. Warren, USA, 1966, Moth Inc., Horror

“Not only an inscrutable piece of anti-cinema but also a glorious piece of accidental outsider art.”
— matt lynch, LETTERBOXD

Q: Are we not men? A: WE ARE MANOS! Mike (Harold P. Warren) and Maggie (Diane Mahree) are on a road trip with their daughter and family dog. But they take a wrong turn and wind up at a lodge inhabited by a polygamous pagan cult! The family finds themselves in the middle of a power struggle between caretaker Torgo (John Reynolds), cult leader The Master (Tom Neyman), and two warring factions of the Master’s wives. The sole directorial effort of Texas fertilizer salesman Warren, MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE is an absurdist masterpiece. Falling somewhere between the beautifully crude aesthetics of a Kuchar brothers movie and the back alley jams on a Lux Interior mixtape, this otherworldly experience has been lovingly restored by Ben Solovey from the original 16mm film elements. Prepare to exit the planet.

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Details

  • 70 mins.
  • Color
  • 1.33:1

Formats

  • DCP

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