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New Filmmakers Screening: Kiss My Snake

By Mike Everleth ⋅ September 26, 2006

Kiss My Snake is a documentary by Tom Tavee, but Rooftop Films director Dan Nuxoll provided the score, sound design and helped out on the editing.

The film takes place in the village of Ban Kok Sa-Nga, in Isan, Thailand. What makes the village so interesting is that the residents are totally obsessed with the deadly King Cobra and they host fighting tournaments between man and serpent. Are the King Cobras de-venomed? Nope. Does the town have any anti-venom on hand? Nope. Yes, it sounds insane.

The movie is screening tonight (Wed. 9/27) at 6 p.m. at the Anthology Film Archives. When I lived in NYC, I was a regular at the New Filmmakers Screening series, of which this is a part. Always a good, interesting time.