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 27 at 7:30pm, The Grindhouse Film Festival presents an extremely rare 35mm print of the blaxploitation classic DOLEMITE! Advance tickets are strongly recommended, and are available here.
DOLEMITE (1975) Foul-mouthed nightclub entertainer Rudy Ray Moore stars as Dolemite, a mythical pimp/spoken word artist/street avenger who’s been doing time for a crime he didn’t commit. When he’s released from jail, he’s out to find Willie Green, the lowdown pimp who framed him and took over his nightclub. Between rappin on the street corner, providing (un)erotic sweaty sex, and breaking bones with his karate, Dolemite learns that Willie Green is involved with crooked city officials. Backed by an all-female karate assassin squad, Dolemite sets his sights on Willie Green and his no-good comrades, and pimp-slaps every racist honky cop that tries to get in his way.
35mm blaxploitation trailers before the movie.