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.
On Tuesday September 22nd at 7:30pm, the Grindhouse Film Festival presents a rare 35mm print of THE HILLS HAVE EYES as a tribute to Wes Craven. Advance tickets are strongly recommended, and are available here
THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) On a road trip, a family’s car breaks down on an isolated road in the middle of the desert. As the sun sets, they find themselves preyed on by a family of bizarre, vicious savages. Soon, they find that they have to do whatever is necessary to survive, even if it means becoming savages themselves. Director Wes Craven continually ratchets up the tension in this masterwork of nail-biting suspense and nightmarish horror.
35mm 70’s horror trailers before the movie.