Something happened on the way to the Delray Beach Film Festival: a meddling, sci-fi spoof of B-movie camp somehow slinked in! Yup, Elixir
boasts garishly-garbed, over-rouged aliens, a grindhouse production ethos, and a rock-bottom budget ($10,000!). Its corny as hell, but dont take our word for it. Just ask Elixir
actress Rachel Galvin, who plays sexiest reporter in the galaxy Magalada Hoopalong: We tried to honor the cheesy costume flicks of the 1950s and ΄60s. Were talkin old, rusty robots, holograms, and badly CGI-ed spaceships. Really tacky stuff.
The premise alone is worth the plunge: A wannabe dancer named Falfinn transforms his body using a DNA encoder, allowing him to masquerade as his arch-rival Boton and win an interplanetary dance competition. Course, he needs to quaff a potion first to improve his nimble steppin (that would be the elixir). Suspend disbelief and catch Falfinns journey today at 5 p.m. at the Crest Theater (51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach). Tickets cost $9. Call 561-381-3212, or visit www.dbff.us.
Sun., May 11, 2008