GRINDHOUSE A GO-GO: YOUR GUIDE TO REPERTORY ACTION FOR THE WEEK OF 12/2… 35MM OF TOUGH!

Time to jump in the Charger, hit the pavement, and get your ass to your local repertory theatre and give them some coin for a cool as hell flick. Or, if you’re lucky, a double feature to punch your mush with cool. It’s time for a ride around the nation on the lookout for vintage badass. Welcome to…

 

GRINDHOUSE A GO-GO!

 

 

IN LOS ANGELES

 

AT THE NEW BEVERLY

 

 
December 3rd, 4th, and 5th, the New Beverly is playing host to the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival which this year features the first HD print of MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE (which I am positive is not a good thing), a Tinto Brass retrospective with extended and restored prints of La Vacanza & Dropout, starring Vanessa Redgrave & Franco Nero, Uwe Boll’s latest and much more. Click here for more information on the festival.
 
Click here for more screenings and showtimes at the New Beverly.

 

AT CINEFAMILY

 
On December 4th:
 

 
“Who but David Cronenberg would’ve ever tackled the task of filming William Burroughs’ infamously “unfilmable” Beat Generation masterwork — and who else would’ve reveled so deliriously in Naked Lunch’s taboo-shredding transgressivity? First published in ‘59 (and the subject of both an obscenity trial and many local bannings), Burroughs’ non-linear paean to homosexuality, espionage and a psyche-shattering level of drug use brought Eisenhower-era audiences to their knees — and Cronenberg’s post-modern adaptation is as freewheeling as possible within the limits of commercial filmmaking, combining the novel’s text, parts of other early Burroughs works, biographical sketches and the director’s own flights of fucked-up fancy to produce a movie experience flush with palpable paranoia and zonked imagination. Drawling like a champ, the incomparable Peter Weller is Burroughs’ on-screen surrogate; as well, heavy hitters like Judy Davis, Ian Holm and Roy Scheider are a Greek chorus’ worth of supporting insanity, and the jazzy orchestral skronk courtesy of Ornette Coleman and regular Cronenberg composer Howard Shore is the perfect skit-skat accompaniment to the film’s upside-down noir vibes. Long live the Mugwump, and his effervescent juice!” The Cinefamily website. BURROUGHS “CUT-UP” FILMS plays before NAKED LUNCH. Click here for more information, double features, and showtimes.

 

IN SAN FRANCISCO

 

AT THE ROXIE THEATER

 

 
AHITH Film Festival continues. Dig it! “ANOTHER HOLE IN THE HEAD FILM FESTIVAL is back for its 9th year of psychotic savagery and bloody pandemonium. San Francisco’s original genre film festival will screen 54 films in 11 days, November 28 through December 9, 2012, at Terra Gallery, Victoria Theatre, Roxie Cinema and Vortex Room. For Tickets and more information, please call (415) 820-3907 or visit www.sfindie.com” – Roxie Theater.
 
This year, the festival features a DG legend, Mr. Barry J. Gillis (THINGS) and his new film THE KILLING GAMES, in addition to Mike Malloy and his new documentary ERUOCRIME: The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the ’70s! (recently name-checked by Bill Lustig on Elvis Mitchell’s podcast The Treatment). You should do your best to hit all the films at this fesitval, but whatever you do, don’t miss these two.
 
Click here for more information, features, and showtimes.
 

IN CHICAGO

 

AT THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE

 

 
Hands down the coolest event going on this week. “Need a cure for the lockout blues? What would a ‘Slap Shot’ night be without a Hanson Brother? Tribune movie critic Michael Phillips and sports columnist Steve Rosenbloom co-host a panel discussion of the foul-mouthed 1977 Paul Newman hockey bash “Slap Shot” followed by a rare screening of the restored 35mm film. Concessions and cash bar available.$15. 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.).” TMBT webstite.
 
Click here for more information, features, and showtimes.

 

AT THE LOGAN THEATRE

 
Monday, December 3rd:
 

 
&
 

 
And on December 7th…
 

 
Unleashed from the vaults of the Alamo Drafthouse, a meticulous selection of the best, strangest and most amazing coming attraction trailers in the world! Most have never been available in any home format, and all are presented for the first time in high definition. From the high flying, explosive metal mayhem of STUNT ROCK to THUNDER COPS’ disembodied flying head chaos, each 3 minute masterpiece is like a beckoning portal to another, more exciting dimension. It’s a crippling overdose of towering flames, mechanized destruction, lurking fear, poor sexual choices and spiritual devastation on an apocalyptic scale. You might want to have a cornea donor standing by just in case…because THIS IS GOING TO BURN!
 
Like TRAILER WARS, the next feature is also playing the 7th and 8th. So, if you’re having a tough time deciding, let DG do it for you. TRAILER WARS Friday, and GREMLINS Saturday.
 

 
Click here for more information, double features, and showtimes.
 

IN NEW YORK

 

AT THE SUNSHINE CINEMA

 
December 7th and 8th at midnight:
 

 
Click here for more information, features, and showtimes.
 

AT ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES

 
On December 3rd:
 

 
On December 4th
 

 
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And on December 7th:
 

 
There is all kinds of good shit playing here this week. Click here for more information, features, and showtimes.
 

IN BROOKLYN

 

AT INDIESCREEN

 

 
“The first Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is pleased to announce that they will host the New York premiere of Justin Timpane’s Ninjas vs. Monsters, the concluding chapter of the Ninjas trilogy. The film will screen on Saturday, December 8th at 11 pm at IndieScreen in Brooklyn. Ninjas vs. Monsters joins such esteemed films as Radio Free Albemuth, Juan of the Dead, The Last Push, and The Final Equation.” Excerpt from Breaking Glass press release
 
There is all kinds of good shit playing here this week. Click here for more information, features, and showtimes.
 

IN OTTAWA

 

AT THE MAYFAIR THEATRE

 
On December 7th:
 

 
The biggest pile of WHAT THE FUCK! known to the zombieverse.
 
Click here for more information, features, and showtimes.
 

IN SEATTLE

 

AT THE GRAND ILLUSION CINEMA

 

 
“Santa’s got another brand new bag… of old video tapes! After a hit show last holiday season, we dug deeper into the archives of Scarecrow Video for a collection of rare Christmas footage, all from vintage VHS! Guaranteed to instill viewers with a mind-boggling case of Christmas fever. Featuring music, magic, montages, comedy, cartoons, commercials and an all-star cast! Poster by Marc Palm.” Grand Illusion website
 
Click here for more information, features, and showtimes.

 

IN PORTLAND

 

AT CINEMA 21

 
Playing now through December 6th is a triple feature of Bogie. This line-up is all 35mm so if you live in town, and we do, make sure to catch it, which we will.
 

 

 

 
Click here for more information, features, and showtimes.

 
If you have a theatre or know of a cool listing, email us at news@dailygrindhouse.com and we will post it at the right date and time.
 
That’s it for this week. Remember: tell your friends, get to the show early, don’t save seats, and turn off your fucking cell phones. We’ll see you next week right in the middle of the theatre at Grindhouse A Go-Go!
 

SEE YOU ON FORTY DEUCE,

 

G

 
 

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