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.

Stay tuned for the next Grindhouse Film Festival screening.

streetlawposterOn Tuesday Aug. 26th at 7:30pm, the Grindhouse Film Festival presents an extremely rare 35mm print of the Italian crime classic Street Law starring Franco Nero! Advance tickets are here.

Street Law (1974) Franco Nero (the original Django) stars as an everyman who gets taken hostage in a brutal bank robbery. Scarred from the experience, and seeing the inaction by the corrupt police department, he decides to turn violent vigilante on the criminal underworld. A knock-off of Death Wish that amps up the shootouts and car chases, this is spaghetti crime at it’s finest! Drenched in style by director Enzo G. Castellari, and featuring a blistering soundtrack by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis.

35mm exploitation trailers before the movie.