Thursday, April 1, 2010


LA's Silent Movie Theater will be screening obscure movies that happen to have random song-and-dance numbers every Saturday evening in April as a part of their 'HOLYFUCKINGSHIT - Can't Stop the Musicals' series.

Catch forgotten gems such as Jailhouse Rock (female inmates start a dance dance revolution), Jaani Dushman (Terminator 2 meets Bollywood), and Flash Forward (a dance-off movie directed by Sidney Poitier[?!].) The highlight of the series is the 30th Anniversary screening of Forbidden Zone. This oddity is a journey into the Sixth Dimension set to an Oingo Boingo soundtrack, and features a young Danny Elfman as a cabaret-style Satan. Director Richard Elfman will be in attendance, and will do a Q&A after the show.

Forbidden Zone, 1980

Jaani Dushman, 1979

Fast Forward, 1985

Jailbird Rock, 1988

Listing of Events:

April 3 - Forbidden Zone 30th Anniversary Screening

April 10 - Son of Bollyweird (feat. Jaani Dushman)

April 17 - Leotarded! '80s Dance Movie Madness (feat. Fast Forward)

April 24 - Mondo Musicals Mix Night (feat. Jailbird Rock)

Tickets: $10

The Silent Movie Theater

611 N Fairfax Avenue

Los Angeles

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Today is the last chance to see Hausu at the IFC Center in NYC. Don't worry if you miss it, Criterion Collection has picked it up for a remastered DVD release in the fall.

Tuesday January 26th

1:15 5:35 7:10 10:15pm

IFC Center
323 Avenue of the Americas

New York City

(212) 924-7771

How to describe Nobuhiko Obayahshi's indescribable 1977 movie "House"? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of "Scooby Doo" as directed by Dario Argento? Any of the above will do for more »this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt's creaky country home, only to come face to face with evil spirits, bloodthirsty pianos, and a demonic housecat. Too absurd to be genuinely terrifying, yet too nightmarish to be merely comic, "House" seems like it was beamed to Earth from another planet. Or perhaps the mind of a child: the director fashioned the script after the eccentric musings of his eleven-year-old daughter, then employed all the tricks in his analog arsenal (mattes, animation, and collage) to make them a visually astonishing, raucous reality. Never before released in the United States, and a bona fide cult classic in the making, "House" is one of the most exciting genre discoveries in years.
~via ifc

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

james whale at film forum

For those who are greater fans of a big fright than of Christmas carols, the New York Film Forum is presenting some of James Whale´s most acclaimed movies. Whale, director and pioneer of the horror genre, brought to life some of the most memorable Hollywood movies of all time. He introduced the legendary Frankenstein character to cinema audiences and was one of the first directors in Hollywood to ever use a highly mobile camera.

Apart from his horror hits, Whale also experimented with other movie genres - some of his most famous non-horror films, Waterloo Bridge (1931), The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) and the musical Show Boat (1936), will also be screened this coming week.

Screening Schedule

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

czech it

Don't miss Czech films currently playing at the Film Society of the Lincoln Center, as part of the film festival titled The Ironic Curtain: Czech Cinema since the Velvet Revolution. Classics like Ecstasy (1933) and new films from fresh directors like Petr Zelenka will be screened, with discussion with the filmmakers themselves, actors and other guests including the Czech Ambassador to the UN.

See the Schedule

Ecstasy, Gustav Machatý, 1933

Daisies, Vĕra Chytilová, 1966

The Karamazovs, Petr Zelenka, 2008

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Friday, October 9, 2009

midnight at the ifc

“This is a really volcanic ensemble you're wearing, it's really marvelous!”
~Duckie to Andie

If you were in denial that the eighties are back, it’s probably time to acknowledge that it is a decade that will never die – yes, shoulder pads and off the shoulder sweatshirts are that irresistible – and you may as well get on board. And what better way to celebrate eternal eighties revival than a night spent watching one of its most iconic movies?

IFC will be screening “Pretty in Pink” in its newest 35mm print this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at 12:05 AM each night. Hey, at the very least, it beats Jennifer’s Body.


323 Sixth Avenue

New York, NY, 10014


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