Ended on 9/27/2007

DARKON -  (unrated)

2006 - USA - English - 89 minutes - Porchlight/IFC

Directed by: Andrew Neel, Luke Meyer

Featuring: Skip Lipman, Daniel McCarthur, Rebecca Thurmond, Kenyon Wells

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Swords. Armor. Crossbows. Grown men attacking a plywood fortress. Imagine BRAVEHEART re-enacted in a Baltimore park -- and everybody wants to be a hero.

This prize-winning documentary takes a serious look into the bizarre and fascinating world of Darkon, a full-contact medieval fantasy group, active in the Baltimore area since 1985.

"A clear-eyed and oddly touching documentary about a gaggle of Baltimoreans who dress up in home-made medieval garb and chase each other around soccer fields and meadows...well-made and revealing look at an off-the-beaten-path American pastime."
-Eddie Cockrell, VARIETY

"The insights into the differences and surprising similarities between real life and game life are profound. When one gamer talks about a setback on the battlefield, because his fellows ignored his orders, and his frustration that it's as if his real life was creeping into his diversion, it tugs at the heart."
-Michael Esposito, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"You won't leave this film with a full grasp of, say, how a Darkonian knows when he's mortally wounded, but you'll relate to this exuberant subculture more intimately than you'd perhaps expect."

WINNER - Audience Award for Best Documentary - 2007 SXSW Film Festival

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Posted by : Victor Date Added: 1/9/2007 11:10:46 PMreport this post 
Finally! I've been waiting to see this FOREVER!

Posted by : icarus Date Added: 8/9/2007 6:23:23 PMreport this post 
i had the honor of being in this movie and i have to say it was one of the greatest experiances of my life! i'll be there at the showing if any one has any questions!

Posted by : CP Date Added: 8/15/2007 1:25:51 PMreport this post 
WOW!!! Can't wait to see it...

Posted by : Raymond D. Date Added: 8/15/2007 1:40:02 PMreport this post 
So cool this is coming to NYC. I was lucky enough to see Darkon up at a festival last year and loved it. I went with my son and we both enjoyed it so much. The larpers are so funny, and their stories are very human, they really touched me. I donít normally see documentaries but this one reaches out to everyone. Canít wait to see it again.

Posted by : simone G. Date Added: 8/23/2007 6:07:37 PMreport this post 
I've read all the reviews this film got at tons of festivals. I've been dying to see it. Can't wait till it opens.

Posted by : DJ Date Added: 8/28/2007 4:42:33 PMreport this post 
My friends told me it rocked at SXSW.Will DEF see it in NYC!

Posted by : DJ Date Added: 8/28/2007 4:42:33 PMreport this post 
My friends told me it rocked at SXSW.Will DEF see it in NYC!

Posted by : DJ Date Added: 8/28/2007 4:42:33 PMreport this post 
My friends told me it rocked at SXSW.Will DEF see it in NYC!

Posted by : Nicole E. Date Added: 9/13/2007 6:06:17 PMreport this post 
I'll rate it a 5 though I haven't seen it - this looks like it rocks!

Posted by : evan Date Added: 9/16/2007 2:21:55 PMreport this post 
Saw the film on Friday, it rocks. All hail Darkon!

Posted by : evan Date Added: 11/9/2007 12:34:52 AMreport this post 
DARKON!!! cant wait

Posted by : Robert G. Date Added: 11/9/2007 11:58:08 AMreport this post 
Read about this film when I was in Texas. Looks pretty damn cool.

Posted by : Jerry Mann Date Added: 11/13/2008 1:32:11 AMreport this post 

Posted by : Janet Date Added: 12/1/2012 12:52:43 PMreport this post 
This is way better than a brick & mortar etsablishmnet.

     Total Comments:  14   Lowest vote: 2  Highest vote: 5
Average Score: 4.4 out of 5

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