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. For more info visit: www.grindhousefilmfest.com
On Tuesday March 25th at 7:30pm, the Grindhouse Film Festival presents the only known 35mm print of the mind-blowing Hong Kong horror film Black Magic. Advance tickets are here.
Black Magic (1975) A woman hires an evil sorcerer to cast a spell on a man she loves. When the sorcerer falls for the woman, the plot quickly spirals down a rabbit hole of evil voodoo double crosses. Prepare yourself for a mind-melting showdown of good vs. evil featuring epic wizard battles rollicking with re-animated corpses, warlocks, breast milk, skulls shooting laser beams and more. This is one of the greatest 70′s horror films, and widely considered the best Hong Kong horror film of all time.
35mm exploitation trailers before the movie.