Feb 24 2012

TONIGHT: Clive Barker Double Feature!

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After a two months leave the Filmreakter Double Trouble at the Cinematheque has returned! We bring with us some news both good and bad, the bad being that we’ve decided to cut back our double feature events to once every two months, but…BUT… there will be more films. How so? Well we’ve been given the Cinematheque’s prime time Saturday evening programming spot to mistreat as we please. So, dear friends, from March onwards we’ll bring you one demented piece of celluloid madness every Saturday night at 10. Want to take that cute chick from work out to a date? Girls love… CINELUNATIQUE!

So here’s what we got for you coming up next month:

Saturday 03.03.2012 – 23h00 – In co-operation with the DISCOVERY ZONE Festival
JUAN DE LOS MUERTOS
Cuba 2011 / vostf / 100′ / c / Directed by Alejandro Brugués / Starring: Andrea Duro, Jorge Molina
When Havana, Cuba is taken over by a bloodthirsty army of the undead, the government media label the whole incident as a political coup organized by US-sponsored dissidents! It’s up to lazy Juan to man up and destroy the
zombie’s brains. He even offers his services to the people… at a reasonable price. With a slogan like “we kill your beloved ones”, what could go wrong?

Saturday 10.03.2012 – 22H00
PHANTASM
USA 1979 / vostf / 89′ / c / Directed by Don Coscarelli / Starring: Reggie Bannister, Angis Scrimm
« If this doesn’t scare you… you’re already dead! » claims the poster for this low-budget classic. Dead’s definitively not good, because Tall Man Angis Scrimm uses the bodies of the recently deceased to build his army of zombie dwarves (don’t ask!). Director Coscarelli was only 19 when he sold his first film to a studio, and directed Phantasm at the tender age of 24. The box-office success yielded four sequels. Watch out for the flying silver spheres – they might just carve into your brain!

Saturday 17.03.2012 – 22h00
HEAVY TRAFFIC
USA 1973 / vostf / 77′ / Directed by Ralph Bakshi / Starring: Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson
Heavy Traffic is Ralph Bakshi’s follow-up to his X-rated cartoon Fritz the Cat. He explores the surreal fantasies of Michael Corleone, a 22 year-old Jewish-Italian virgin playing pinball in NYC. Sucked into the underworld of pimps, legless bouncers and nymphomaniac transvestites, he catches the eye of tough black bartender Carole.
The Hollywood Reporter called it « shocking, outrageous, offensive, sometimes incoherent, occasionally unintelligent. However, it is also an authentic work of movie art and Bakshi is certainly the most creative animator since Disney. » Indeed, Bakshi uses a collage of photographic backgrounds, live-action and hand-drawn animation for eye-popping effect.

Saturday 24.03.2012 – 22:00
DEATH RACE 2000
USA 1975 / vostf / 119′ / Directed by Paul Bartel / Starring: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone
In the year 2000, the United States has been destroyed by a financial crisis and a military coup. Sound familiar? Oppressed by a fascist police state, the populace is kept satisfied by gory gladiator games. Meet Frankenstein (Carradine), the most celebrated competitor in the annual Road Race, where points are scored for killing innocent pedestrians! Don’t be surprised when the French are blamed for ruining the country’s economy and telephone system (!).
This nasty Corman-produced piece of work inspired the cult computer game « Carmaggedon » and also spawned a horrible remake in 2008. You know it’s a token of quality when Roger Ebert claims a movie is « in poor taste, unnecessarily gratuitous in both nudity and violence. » !!

Saturday 31/03/2012 – 22h00
MONDO CANE
Italy 1962 / vostf / 108′ / c / Directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti, Paolo Cavara, Franco Prosperi
« All the scenes you will see in this film are true. If they are shocking, it is only because there are many shocking things in this world…»
The film that single-handedly gave birth to a new genre: Mondo Cane spawned countless pseudo-documentaries about the forbidden parts of our planet, inspiring the ultimate exploitation series Faces of Death two decades later. Mondo Cane is a long way from the horrors that followed and was – believe it or not – even nominated for the Palme d’Or. Today’s audiences are invited to revel in its now-hilarious travelogue format, pointing the camera at everything from insect banquets to Japanese sponge baths or public breastfeeding – a celebration of weirdness!

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After a two months leave the Filmreakter Double Trouble at the Cinematheque has returned! We bring with us some news both good and bad, the bad being that we’ve decided to cut back our double feature events to once every two months, but…BUT… there will be more films. How so? Well we’ve been given the Cinematheque’s prime time Saturday evening programming spot to mistreat as we please. So, dear friends, from March onwards we’ll bring you one demented piece of celluloid madness every Saturday night at 10. Want to take that cute chick from work out to a date? Girls love… CINELUNATIQUE!

So here’s what we got for you coming up next month:

Saturday 03.03.2012 – 23h00 – In co-operation with the DISCOVERY ZONE Festival
JUAN DE LOS MUERTOS
Cuba 2011 / vostf / 100′ / c / Directed by Alejandro Brugués / Starring: Andrea Duro, Jorge Molina
When Havana, Cuba is taken over by a bloodthirsty army of the undead, the government media label the whole incident as a political coup organized by US-sponsored dissidents! It’s up to lazy Juan to man up and destroy the
zombie’s brains. He even offers his services to the people… at a reasonable price. With a slogan like “we kill your beloved ones”, what could go wrong?

Saturday 10.03.2012 – 22H00
PHANTASM
USA 1979 / vostf / 89′ / c / Directed by Don Coscarelli / Starring: Reggie Bannister, Angis Scrimm
« If this doesn’t scare you… you’re already dead! » claims the poster for this low-budget classic. Dead’s definitively not good, because Tall Man Angis Scrimm uses the bodies of the recently deceased to build his army of zombie dwarves (don’t ask!). Director Coscarelli was only 19 when he sold his first film to a studio, and directed Phantasm at the tender age of 24. The box-office success yielded four sequels. Watch out for the flying silver spheres – they might just carve into your brain!

Saturday 17.03.2012 – 22h00
HEAVY TRAFFIC
USA 1973 / vostf / 77′ / Directed by Ralph Bakshi / Starring: Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson
Heavy Traffic is Ralph Bakshi’s follow-up to his X-rated cartoon Fritz the Cat. He explores the surreal fantasies of Michael Corleone, a 22 year-old Jewish-Italian virgin playing pinball in NYC. Sucked into the underworld of pimps, legless bouncers and nymphomaniac transvestites, he catches the eye of tough black bartender Carole.
The Hollywood Reporter called it « shocking, outrageous, offensive, sometimes incoherent, occasionally unintelligent. However, it is also an authentic work of movie art and Bakshi is certainly the most creative animator since Disney. » Indeed, Bakshi uses a collage of photographic backgrounds, live-action and hand-drawn animation for eye-popping effect.

Saturday 24.03.2012 – 22:00
DEATH RACE 2000
USA 1975 / vostf / 119′ / Directed by Paul Bartel / Starring: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone
In the year 2000, the United States has been destroyed by a financial crisis and a military coup. Sound familiar? Oppressed by a fascist police state, the populace is kept satisfied by gory gladiator games. Meet Frankenstein (Carradine), the most celebrated competitor in the annual Road Race, where points are scored for killing innocent pedestrians! Don’t be surprised when the French are blamed for ruining the country’s economy and telephone system (!).
This nasty Corman-produced piece of work inspired the cult computer game « Carmaggedon » and also spawned a horrible remake in 2008. You know it’s a token of quality when Roger Ebert claims a movie is « in poor taste, unnecessarily gratuitous in both nudity and violence. » !!

Saturday 31/03/2012 – 22h00
MONDO CANE
Italy 1962 / vostf / 108′ / c / Directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti, Paolo Cavara, Franco Prosperi
« All the scenes you will see in this film are true. If they are shocking, it is only because there are many shocking things in this world…»
The film that single-handedly gave birth to a new genre: Mondo Cane spawned countless pseudo-documentaries about the forbidden parts of our planet, inspiring the ultimate exploitation series Faces of Death two decades later. Mondo Cane is a long way from the horrors that followed and was – believe it or not – even nominated for the Palme d’Or. Today’s audiences are invited to revel in its now-hilarious travelogue format, pointing the camera at everything from insect banquets to Japanese sponge baths or public breastfeeding – a celebration of weirdness!

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