MISSING ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES’ NEW SERIES WOULD BE A (EURO)CRIME

 

CALIBER 9

 

This presents a huge problem for me. Let me back up:

The Italian Connection is a glorious film series taking place at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City over the next eleven days. This represents the triumphant return of the Malastrana Film Series, who brought us the incredible line-up for Giallo Fever! in 2012 and a special screening of SUSPIRIA in 2013. Whereas those ventures centered around classic horror films and dramatically underseen gems from the Italian giallo surge of the 1960s and 1970s, this new slate focuses on poliziotteschi, or crime films. I can directly vouch for three or four of the dozen films that will be screening; all the others look to be at least as good, if not better. All you have to do is check out the poster art to get insanely excited about this film series.

Now about my problem.

Intellectually, I can comprehend that I cannot physically attend every single one of these screenings. It’s just not practical. That’s two screenings per day, for nearly two weeks. Anthology Film Archives is a wonderful place but I don’t expect they would allow me to camp out in the lobby for all that time. I’m also not sure I could feasibly commit every single evening for two weeks, not even for an event this exciting. All of these issues I can comprehend. The problem is that I have yet to accept this reality. I defy space and time. I plan to physically attend every single one of these screenings. It’s not possible. I must do it.

The truth is that even one of these screenings is a sure bet — if you (and/or I) can get to any of them, it will be time and space well spent. Over the next few days Daily Grindhouse will spotlight some of these titles individually, but as for right now, here is the entire — beautiful — schedule…

 

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THURSDAY, JUNE 19th

 

OPENING NIGHT!

 

7:00pm

Banditi a Milano large locandina

BANDITS IN MILAN

aka THE VIOLENT FOUR

(1968)

 

9:15pm

HIGH CRIME

HIGH CRIME (1973)

 

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FRIDAY, JUNE 20th

 

7:00pm

WE STILL KILL THE OLD WAY

WE STILL KILL THE OLD WAY (1967)

 

9:15pm

CALIBER 9

 

CALIBER 9 (1972)

 

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SATURDAY, JUNE 21st

 

4:30pm

 

CONFESSIONS OF A POLICE CAPTAIN

 

CONFESSIONS OF A POLICE CAPTAIN (1971)

 

6:45pm

 

GRAND SLAM

 

GRAND SLAM (1967)

 

9:15pm

 

RABID

 

RABID DOGS (1974)

 

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SUNDAY, JUNE 22nd

 

4:15pm

 

INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION.

 

INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION (1970)

 

6:45pm

 

ALMOST HUMAN

 

ALMOST HUMAN (1974)

 

9:00pm

 

 

La polizia chiede aiuto

 

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS? (1974)

 

 

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MONDAY, JUNE 23rd

6:45pm

REVOLVER

 

REVOLVER aka BLOOD IN THE STREETS (1973)

 

9:00pm

 

L'ultima volta

 

BORN WINNER (1976)

 

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TUESDAY, JUNE 24th

 

 

7:00pm

 

Come Cani Arrabbiati

 

RABID DOGS

(1974)

(KIDNAPPED VERSION)

 

9:00pm

 

WE STILL KILL THE OLD WAY

WE STILL KILL THE OLD WAY (1967)

 

____________________

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25th

 

 

7:00pm

 

BANDITS IN MILAN (1968)

 

BANDITS IN MILAN aka THE VIOLENT FOUR (1968)

9:15pm

 

ALMOST HUMAN

 

ALMOST HUMAN (1974)

 

 

____________________

THURSDAY, JUNE 26th

7:00pm

 

MILANO CALIBRO 9 (1972)

 

MILANO CALIBRO 9 (1972)

 

9:00pm

 

900pm

 

INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION (1970)

 

____________________

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 27th

 

 

7:00pm

 

GRAND SLAM

 

GRAND SLAM (1967)

 

9:30pm

 

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTER

 

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS? (1974)

 

____________________

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 28th

 

4:30pm

 

RABID

 

RABID DOGS (1974)

 

6:45pm

 

CONFESSIONS OF A POLICE CAPTAIN .

 

CONFESSIONS OF A POLICE CAPTAIN (1971)

 

9:00pm

 

REVOLVER aka BLOOD IN THE STREETS

 

REVOLVER aka BLOOD IN THE STREETS (1973)

 

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SUNDAY, JUNE 29th

 

UN GRAN FINALE!

 

4:30pm

 

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HIGH CRIME (1973)

 

 

6:45pm

 

BORN WINNER

 

BORN WINNER (1976)

 

9:00pm

 

CALIBER 9 (1972)

 

CALIBER 9 (1972)

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Here’s Dave Kehr on CALIBER 9 director Fernando Di Leo:

DI LEO + STRODE

 

 

 

 

@jonnyabomb

 

Jon Abrams

Editor-In-Chief at Daily Grindhouse
Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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