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.

massacreposterOn Tuesday April 28th at 7:30pm, the Grindhouse Film Festival presents a rare 35mm print of the ultra-violent 70’s crime obscurity MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE. Advance tickets are available here.

MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE (1978) Italian-American actor Duke Mitchell (GONE WITH THE POPE) wrote, produced, directed and starred in this homemade answer to THE GODFATHER. Mitchell plays the ruthless son of a Mafia kingpin who blasts his way through Hollywood on a bloody crime spree. Promising “more guts, more action and more dynamite than THE GODFATHER”, MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE delivers an onslaught of low-budget mayhem unlike anything you’ve ever seen. This is an unrivaled, towering achievement in reckless independent film-making.

35mm exploitation trailers before the movie.

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