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Poster for Side Effects May Vary (2024) with filmmaker discussion
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Side Effects May Vary (2024) with filmmaker discussion

Opens on June 15

Director: J.R. Bookwalter Run Time: 120 min. Release Year: 2024

Starring: Drew Fortier, Floyd Ewing Jr., James L. Edwards, Sasha Graham, Tina Krause

Country: United States
Language: English

Side Effects May Vary (2024) closes out its theatrical roadshow with a one-night only screening at Gateway Film Center on Saturday, June 15th, 2024 at 9PM, with a pre-show reception in the Festival Lounge starting at 7:30PM, and featuring in-person intro and post-show discussion with director J.R. Bookwalter (1989’s The Dead Next Door) and other cast & crew to be announced!

While supplies last, receive a free collectible promotional giveaway surgical mask featuring full-color artwork from the movie’s poster, plus a free bonus DVD from the Tempe archives!

About the film:

With the world gripped by a deadly pandemic, science denier Glenn Rollins turns to an experimental vaccine as treatment for a lingering sickness. Much to the surprise of his doctor, wife, and friends, the remedy immediately fixes what ails him. But Glenn will soon discover the only thing more fatal than the virus… is the cure.

About the filmmaker:

J.R. Bookwalter is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer from Akron, Ohio. Bookwalter is best known for his work on low-budget horror films. His directorial debut, The Dead Next Door (1989), was produced by Sam Raimi and had a lengthy production that was drawn out for nearly four years. In 1991, he began his own distribution company, Tempe Entertainment, and went on to distribute his own features—including the critically acclaimed Ozone (1993). Throughout his filmmaking career, Bookwalter has worked in makeup effects, lighting, cinematography, explosives work, and acting, as well as writing and directing.

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