AFS ‘Special Events’ Presents: “Country Of Hotels” (Julio Maria Martino / 2022) – December 9th

Aurora Film Society brings “Country Of Hotels” to our screen on Saturday, December 9th.  The film’s director Julio Maria Martino and its screenwriter David Hauptschein will be at the screening to talk a bit about their film.  The movie begins promptly at 7pm.

Country of Hotels tells the stories of the desperate souls who pass through the doors of 508, a room on the fifth floor of an anonymous, decaying hotel. We are taken on a surreal and blackly comic journey down its lonely corridors and behind its out-dated furnishings and stained surfaces. The story plunges us into the ever-turning carousel of haunted lives who check in and out of the establishment.
Adulterers, lonely businessmen, and hustlers grapple with their demons whilst a prying, occasionally sinister hotel staff always seems to be within earshot. Inside this hotel the mundane transforms into an implement of threat; a faulty light fixture appears to contain a hidden camera; a heating unit whispers to guests with increasing menace; a television set randomly flips channels, displaying TV shows which reveal a guest’s secret paranoid fantasies; and a stray look into the bathroom mirror becomes the quickest way to disprove your existence.

-From Film’s Press Pack

Get your tickets the evening of the screening for $10.  Seating is limited, so send us an email to reserve your spot:


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