Monday, February 15, 2010

TEENAGE DIVORCEE and HONKY TONK NIGHTS screening this Friday @ The Cinefamily!

Cultra Video & Temple of Schlock Present
"The Art of Exploitation"
Cinefamily @ The Silent Movie Theatre
611 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036-1714
(323) 655-2510

Friday, February 19th, 2010 -- Another hot triple bill!

Directed by Laurence E. Mascott, 1971, 35mm, 85 min.

Hard to believe that as early as 1971, there would already be nostalgia for the suddenly-bygone era of '60s free love, but San-Diego based filmmaker Laurence Mascott clearly had passion that would not die for the world of hippedom, and thus was born TEENAGE DIVORCEE (originally titled JOSIE'S CASTLE), which is equal parts eccentric travelogue, drug bummer dramaturgy and salacious swinger smorgasbord -- all continuously punctuated by a giant sackful of lilting musical montages. Three friends (including STAR TREK's George Takei and future FRIGHT NIGHT director Tom Holland) all become disillusioned and get divorces at the same time; their half-baked "great idea" is to move to San Diego and build a commune, and of course it quickly falls apart in a haze of drug deals gone south, uncomfortable tandem bike rides and icky Reinassiance Fair-themed orgies. This madcap sexploitation melodrama digs deep, showing everything BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE only hinted at.

Directed by Charles DeSantos, 1978, 35mm, 71 min.

Porn auteur Charles DeSantos' HONKY TONK NIGHTS demonstrates the more noble aspirations of a sleaze-slinger; it's a light-hearted softcore mixture of comedy, romantic drama, and countrified tunes, set in a smoky saloon and plied with plain silly amounts of nudity. Here, sexploitation stalwarts Georgina Spelvin, Chris Cassidy, and Serena are cast in leading and supporting roles -- ones which really do require them to act, and to everyone's surprise, they do it quite well. What's more, stripper icon Carol Doda (and her Russ Meyer-approved bust) also features in a sumptuous side role; don't miss her go-for-broke performances of songs such as "The Pain of Life."

Our mystery third feature is an R-rated '70s drive-in flick with "teenage" in the title!

Tickets - only $10.00!

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1 comment:

Josh said...

thats very cool! i wish there were things like that in cleveland. they used to have a cult horror night at an indie theater, but not any more