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Hollywood Signature Film Series

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.

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Across 110th Street in 35mm

Tuesday, February 27, 7:30 PM

The Grindhouse Film Festival presents a rare 35mm print of this 1972 overlooked crime classic. One of the best films of the 1970s.

After a robbery in Harlem turns into a scene of mass murder, a promis…


The Deadly Spawn in 35mm

Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 PM

The Grindhouse Film Festival presents a rare 35mm print of this 1983 low-budget horror masterpiece.

A meteorite crashes to Earth, bringing with it an angry three-headed alien beast. The alien hides in…