"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jan 092018


A film by Lee Eubanks

95 minutes, B&W, 2017

Inspired by arthouse films of the 1960s, writer/director Lee Eubanks creates a menacing world of dread, isolation, and unease in his feature film debut It Takes from Within.

An ominous, bleak atmosphere permeates a desolate town where an unnamed man and woman make preparations to attend a burial. Tension builds as the two experience increasingly disturbing incidents as the internment draws near.Expressive cinematography, brooding sound design, and minimal use of spoken dialogue help create a surreal cinematic examination of the human condition in conflict with death. Tailored for audiences who take pleasure in interpreting a film on their own terms, It Takes From Within is a cryptic journey into the dark void between reality and nightmare.

It Takes From Within is a stark portrait of morbid dread. The film is both jarring in
its imagery and patient in its momentum, building toward a silent scream.


Anyone who appreciates challenging, avant-garde / experimental cinema
will find It Takes from Within to be constantly intriguing. The striking visuals are
the film’s highlight, proving that Eubanks has an eye for moody composition.
Moreover, while the title is never completely explained, the existential dread it
represents – and that the
characters convey – is certainly palpable


DVD Bonus Features include Audio Commentary with Director Lee Eubanks


On DVD January 30 | On iTunes January 16



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