Friday, July 26, 2013

A Jack Starrett/William Smith double feature to screen in Philadelphia on 7/26

Hey there! I'll be at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art on Friday, July 26 to introduce 16mm screenings of two movies starring William Smith and directed by Jack Starrett: RUN, ANGEL, RUN! (1969) and HOLLYWOOD MAN (1976). The show starts at 7:30 pm. The event site is here, the press release is below. I hope to see some of you there! -- Chris Poggiali


Introducing a new monthly 16mm double-feature from Exhumed Films and

Exhumed Films, Philadelphia’s long-running genre film programmers, are teaming with, the online center of Philadelphia’s film community, to present a monthly double-feature of rarely screened films. The series will be held on the final Friday of every month and will feature thematically-related movies projected on 16mm.

The ongoing series debuts on Friday, July 26 and will feature two films from director Jack Starrett and star William Smith:

RUN, ANGEL, RUN! (1969)

Motorcycle gang member Angel reveals the secret inner workings of his club to a journalist and is then forced to go on the run with his girlfriend in tow. Actor Jack Starrett’s directorial breakout hit and William Smith’s first role in a biker film, a genre that he would go on to dominate.


Smith stars as Rafe Stoker, a movie producer who gets mixed up with the mob while trying to raise completion funds for his new biker picture. Co-written by Smith, the film is a somewhat autobiographical tale of the toils and tribulations that come with working in the low-budget biker movie industry.

Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA)
531 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123


  1. "hollywood man" is very good. it is available for viewing on the internet, or at least it was at one time. mary woronov has a purely "decorative" role, but she's hot in it. (i guess she needed the money. the reason why she made most of her films.) the existential/nihilistic ending is very effective. all in all, an undiscovered gem.