Grindhouse Film Festival

The Grindhouse Film Festival screens 35mm prints from the exploitation heyday of the 1970′s and early 80′s. Genres covered include horror, crime, blaxploitation, sexploitation,  hicksploitation, revenge films, biker films and more. Vintage 35mm trailers play before each film. In addition to being a cinematic study, this series is also a sociological study of the time period these movies came out of. Some of the movies are offensive, some are sexist, some are excessively violent. It’s the responsibility of the series to show these films, even if some of them are extremely controversial. Dan Halsted, the Hollywood’s Head Programmer, is the organizer and founder of the Grindhouse Film Festival. He is passionate about the caliber of the films in this series and believes they are an important part of cinema history that deserve to be seen on the big screen in their original format, 35mm film.

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On Tuesday September 30th at 7:30pm, the Grindhouse Film Festival presents a rare 35mm print of the ultra-bizarre action/horror/martial-arts mind-blower RAW FORCE! Advance tickets are strongly recommended, and are available here.

Raw Force (1982) A group of macho meatheads and karate-fighting women take a pleasure cruise to the Philippines. When they sail by a mysterious remote island, a group of sleazy cannibalistic monks interrupt their drunken yacht party and all hell breaks loose. The vacationers fight back, and the monks (led by a Hitler lookalike) raise their ancestors from the dead to help with the cause. Now up against zombies, blue-skinned samurai, piranhas, and a nazi with a rocket launcher, our heroes will only survive by using…(wait for it)…RAW FORCE! Winner of 15 Academy Awards.

35mm horror/exploitation trailers before the movie.