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February 23– March 1, 2018

Chicago Premiere

Surge of Power:
Revenge of the Sequel

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Film still: Surge of Power
"A joyous low budget romp with an honesty and good-naturedness about it that prove highly endearing"
  —Eye for Film
"Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel proves so gleefully campy it makes the 1960s Batman television series look gritty by comparison"
  —Hollywood Reporter

Surge, cinema's first out gay superhero, is back with more adventure and more celebrity guests than ever before. His nemesis, the Metal Master, is out of jail again in Big City and is willing to play it straight and reconcile with his estranged parents, but is also tempted to go back to crime by Augur, the enigmatic arch enemy of Omen, the sage and fabled superhero of bygone days. Augur gives Metal Master a special mission, but Surge is in hot pursuit. New friends Wendy, Marvin, and Todd join Surge in the investigation and needing more assistance, Surge activates the Surgemobile's new artificial intelligence. Las Vegas headliner, Frank Marino, gives our hero and friends a clue to Metal Master's diabolical intentions as their clash forces Augur to emerge from the shadows, causing Omen to step into the fray. Their epic confrontation awakens The Council, a league of retired supervillains and to battle this new threat Omen must call on her vigilant team.

The star-studded cast representing the forces of good and evil include Star Trek alums Nichelle Nichols and Robert Picardo, comedian Bruce Vilanch, Super Friends Shannon Farnon, Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, The Exorcist's Linda Blair, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century star Gil Gerard and the original Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno.

Directed By Antonio Lexerot and Vincent J. Roth, U.S.A., 2016, 90 mins.


  • Fri., Feb. 23 at 9:45 pm
  • Sat., Feb. 24 at 10 pm
  • Sun., Feb. 25 at 6 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., Feb. 26–March 1 at 9:30 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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