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Arlington International Film Festival Presents EDGAR ALLAN POE: BURIED ALIVE

  • The Gallery at Villageworks 525 Massachusetts Avenue Acton, MA, 01720 United States (map)

The Arlington International Film Festival will be hosting the film, narrated by Kathleen Turner, along with a Q&A with the film's award-winning writer and director, Eric Stange.

Edgar Alan Poe | Trailer | Eric Stange, director | Doc | 2017 | USA

Doors open at 7pm • Showing starts at 7:30pm
Tickets $12/online • $15/door • Order tickets


After his death, writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) became a global icon of modern literature and a pop culture brand. Best known for his Gothic horror tales and narrative poem “The Raven,” Poe’s stories are the basis of countless films and TV episodes and have inspired even more, as has his name and image. At least four American cities claim this literary legend as their own — Baltimore, Richmond, Philadelphia, and New York: an NFL football team is named after one of his poems, and his image appears on everything from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover to lunchboxes, bobbleheads, and socks. Creating the detective fiction genre with “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1841), Poe wrote over 100 short stories and poems altogether, beginning with Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), his first published work.


Written and directed by ERIC STANGE (“The War That Made America,” “American Experience: Murder at Harvard”), the new documentary American Masters — Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive draws on the rich palette of Poe’s evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to tell the real story of the notorious author. Starring Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated actor DENIS O’HARE (“This Is Us,” “American Horror Story,” “Take Me Out’) and narrated by Oscar- and Tony-nominated, two-time Golden Globe-winner KATHLEEN TURNER.


AIFF fosters an appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through the independent film — to nurture the next generation of filmmakers. The Festival is a means for recognizing that such diversity enriches our communities. We believe that our annual international film festival highlights core values and aspirations we share in common with our culturally diverse neighbors and with all members of the global human family. For more information, visit


This showing is co-produced by AIFF and Fugitive Productions and is made possible, in part, by contributions from Acton Real Estate and The Gallery at Villageworks.