SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 7PM
Chicago Cinema Society is excited to bring New Zealand action-comedy Mega Time Squad to the Firehouse for its Chicago Premiere.
Johnny (Anton Tennet) lives an underwhelming life. He is a low-level drug dealer in Thames, New Zealand, he lives in his mother’s garage, his time is spent with a blundering friend Gaz (Arlo Gibson) at the local bowling alley and doing petty errands for the local kingpin Shelton (Johnny Brugh of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS) and his henchmen (including Milo Cawthrone of DEATHGASM and ASH VS. EVIL DEAD). When a once-in-a-lifetime chance at a big score reveals itself, Johnny finds himself wondering, “Do I have what it takes to pull off a caper?” He quickly realizes no, he doesn’t. That is, not until he stumbles upon an ancient relic that allows him to travel across time. With the power to bend time in Johnny’s hands, a hodgepodge of hilarity ensues and the “bogans” (Kiwi for loser) sets his sights once again on the wealth just beyond his grasp. However, what are the consequences of this temporal insanity, and does Johnny have what it takes to face off against Shelton and his henchmen?
New Zealand has shown itself to pack a comedic wallop in recent years, proving time and time again that it is a force to be reckoned with. MEGA TIME SQUAD is a fresh and hysterically funny new addition to Kiwi genre film and comedy, following in the footsteps of recent favourites HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE and DEATHGASM. Tim van Dammen’s boisterous second feature weaves charm and charisma into every scene of his brilliantly bonkers yarn. Don’t miss this witty blend of LOOPER, Monty Python, FARGO and good ol’ Auckland! (Justin Langlois – Fantasia International Film Festival). Mega Time Squad (Chicago Premiere) hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society at Chicago Filmmakers.
Directed by Tim van Dammen, 2018, New Zealand, 86 mins