Manos: The Hands of Fate
Director: Harold P. Warren Run Time: 84 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR
Starring: Diane Adelson, Harold P. Warren, John Reynolds, Tom Neyman
Nitehawk and Ship to Shore PhonoCo. are proud to present the New York City theatrical premiere of the freshly restored MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE.
Q&A with Nicki Mathis, vocalist of “Forgetting You” (the love theme from Manos: Hands of Fate) before the film moderated by Tim Ferrante, columnist for VideoScope Magazine. After the screening, there will be an after party at Lo-Res where attendees can purchase Ship to Shore’s Manos soundtrack LP.
Often lauded as one of the worst films of all time, Hal P. Warren’s notorious no-budget monstrosity Manos: The Hands of Fate combines bizarre imagery, nonsensical dialog and an off-kilter funhouse score to create a memorably surreal experience. The poster claims “a cult of weird, horrible people who gather beautiful women only to deface them with a burning hand,” but…. we’re not too sure if that even happens.