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The Civil Dead (2023)

Opens on February 10

Director: Clay Tatum Run Time: 104 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Starring: Budd Diaz, Clay Tatum, Robert Longstreet, Whitmer Thomas, Whitney Weir

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Audience Award, 2022 Slamdance Film Festival

A misanthropic, struggling photographer just wants to watch TV and eat candy while his wife is out of town, but when a desperate old pal resurfaces, his plans are thwarted, with spooky consequences.

“The complete opposite of every ghost story you have ever seen”

—Emily Von Seele for DailyDead

About the filmmakers:

Clay Tatum is a director, actor and producer. He has starred in several television series and films, including Alex Kavutskiy’s short film Squirrel, which competed at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and won Audience Awards at the 2019 Chicago Critics Film Festival and Calgary Underground Film Festival. Tatum made his feature directorial debut with the comedy The Civil Dead (2023), which won the Audience Award at the 2022 Slamdance Film Festival. He co-stars and co-wrote the screenplay with his longtime friend and collaborator, Whitmer Thomas, an American comedian, actor, and musician. Tatum directed Thomas’s hour-long comedy special The Golden One (2020) for HBO. Along with film projects, the duo were both members of LA-based comedy troupe Power Violence.

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