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, February 23rd at 7:30pm, the Grindhouse Film Festival presents the only known 35mm print of the nail-biting exploitation sleazefest NIGHT OF THE JUGGLER! Advance tickets are available here.
NIGHT OF THE JUGGLER (1980) A tough New York ex-cop (James Brolin) relentlessly searches for his daughter, after she is kidnapped by a vicious psychopath who has mistaken her for the daughter of a wealthy businessman. The ex-cop goes on a citywide rampage; from the filthy porn palaces of 42nd street, to the violent gang turfs of the Bronx, he tears New York City in half in his ferocious search. Along the way he runs afoul of numerous street thugs, pimps, prostitutes and crooked cops, leading to back to back hair-raising, mean-and-dirty action scenes. This movie (along with TAXI DRIVER) is notorious for it’s vivid depiction of New York as a disgusting cesspool wallowing in decrepit urban decay. This is not to be missed in this once-in-a-lifetime big-screen appearance!
35mm 70’s exploitation trailers before the movie!