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August 2016

Cult, Horror, Heavy Metal Animation & More!

August 2016


Thursday, August 11 - 7:30 PM                                  

When gangsters attack the coach of a small-time baseball team, two players decide to seek revenge in this action-packed and mordantly funny crime film from writer-director Takeshi Kitano.details

Egyptian Theatre

Friday, August 12 - 7:30 PM                                  FANTASTIC ANIMATION

Double Feature: New DCP! FANTASTIC PLANET (LA PLANETE SAUVAGE), 1973, Janus Films, 72 min. French director and animator Rene Laloux's masterpiece is an astonishingly beautiful and otherworldly vision of a distant planet where humans are kept as pets by a race of gigantic, blue-skinned overlords called the Draags. With incredible design work by Roland Topor and a mind-blowing progressive rock score by Alain Goraguer. Winner of the Special Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. In French with English subtitles.

HEAVY METAL, 1981, Sony Repertory, 90 min. Dir. Gerald Potterton. The artwork of Heavy Metal magazine reaches the screen in a series of dazzling episodes created by a variety of top animation studios. Classic rock tracks by Cheap Trick, Journey, Black Sabbath and others co-exist with a superb (and criminally underrated) Elmer Bernstein score to create a feast for the eyes and ears.

Egyptian Theatre

Friday, August 12 - 7:30 PM                                  

The great Rudy Ray Moore stars in this '70s Blaxploitation double feature as THE HUMAN TORNADO and the  DISCO GODFATHER. A presentation of Camp Void in our Spielberg Theatre.  details

Read more about Camp Void on our blog!

Egyptian Theatre

Saturday, August 13 - 7:30 PM                                                           CAMP VOID

Co-presented by Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles and Camp Void

[In our Spielberg Theatre] Double Feature: DON'T GO NEAR THE PARK, 1979, Severin Films, 80 min. Dir. Lawrence D. Foldes. Prehistoric cannibals cursed to an eternity of old age hunt the streets of Los Angeles in search of a female virgin to sacrifice. If successful, they'll be freed of their curse, but an investigative reporter and a young runaway are trying to stop them. Featuring cult favorites Aldo Ray and Linnea Quigley (in one of her earliest roles).

YOUNG WARRIORS, 1983, Severin Films, 105 min. Dir. Lawrence D. Foldes. A Californian college town is devastated after a gang of thugs rapes and murders a young woman. Her brother Kevin, dissatisfied with the small-town justice system, recruits his frat brothers to go full vigilante. Debating crime and punishment in the classroom by day and serving up bloody vengeance by night, Kevin and his fraternity risk becoming just as violent and ruthless as those they seek to destroy. With Ernest Borgnine, Richard Roundtree and Lynda Day George. Discussion between films with director Lawrence D. Foldes. details.

Egyptian Theatre

Sunday, August 14 - 7:30 PM                            JAPANESE CULT FAVORITES

Double Feature: LADY SNOWBLOOD (SHURAYUKI-HIME), 1973, Janus Films, 97 min. Dir. Toshiya Fujita. Trace the bloodline of Quentin Tarantino's KILL BILL back a generation and you'll no doubt find this bravura action film in its ancestry. In late 19th-century Japan, a brutal gang massacres a family, leaving a single survivor to give birth to a girl (Meiko Kaji) whose sole focus is revenge. Violent, beautiful and endlessly inventive, this is one of the all-time great samurai films. In English and.Japanese with English subtitles.

LADY SNOWBLOOD: LOVE SONG OF VENGEANCE (SHURAYUKI-HIME: URAMI KOIUTA), 1974, Janus Films, 89 min. Dir. Toshiya Fujita. This sequel to the brilliant cult thriller finds Yuki (Meiko Kaji) arrested and sentenced to death for her string of revenge killings. But government authorities offer her one chance to escape the gallows - a dangerous mission to assassinate a would-be revolutionary. The political battles of turn-of-the-century Japan prove a compelling backdrop to this tale of shifting loyalties, which, like its predecessor, is peppered with ingenious and bloody action sequences. In Japanese with English subtitles. details

Aero Theatre

Friday, August 5 - 7:30 PM                                                             CAMP VOID

Triple Feature: THE BURNING, 1981, Park Circus/Miramax, 91 min. Dir. Tony Maylam. When a prank played on a summer camp groundskeeper turns into a fiery accident, the campfire legend of Cropsy is born - but this is no tall tale to accompany s'mores. A disfigured and charred Cropsy savages canoes full of hapless campers with a pair of shears as flesh is sliced, fingers are chopped and the creek bank is stained blood-red. Featuring grotesque special effects by legend Tom Savini, a rocking synth score by Rick Wakeman of Yes fame, a pre-"Seinfeld" Jason Alexander and a young Holly Hunter.

SLEEPAWAY CAMP, 1983, 84 min. Dir. Robert Hiltzik. Carrying the baggage of a childhood tragedy, shy Angela Baker is sent to summer camp with her cousin. But when a series of bizarre and grisly accidents befalls various campers and staff, it becomes apparent that there's a murderer lurking among the cabins. Hormones rage and the body count rises, all of which coalesces into one of the most jaw-dropping shock endings of all time. Print provided by the American Genre Film Archive.

TWISTED NIGHTMARE, 1987, 95 min. Dir. Paul Hunt. A group of teenagers hits the summertime jackpot as they win a trip to their childhood camp. But reliving their youth isn't on the agenda as a killer stalks and murders them one by one. Now the survivors have to figure out who or what is after them before they end up trading in their sleeping bags for body bags. Print provided by Ant Timpson and the American Genre Film Archive. Discussion following SLEEPAWAY CAMP with star Felissa Rose. details

Aero Theatre

Friday, August 19 - 7:30 PM                                                             CAMP VOID

Triple Feature: FRIDAY THE 13TH, 1980, Paramount, 95 min. Dir. Sean S. Cunningham. The bloody franchise begins! Years after a series of tragedies, Camp Crystal Lake is about to reopen ... but someone wants to prevent that by any means necessary. Distracted by s ex, drugs and obliviousness, the counselors find it hard to get anything done - especially when they start turning up dead. Keep your eyes peeled for Kevin Bacon in a small role.

SUMMER CAMP NIGHTMARE, 1987, Concorde Pictures, 89 min. Dir. Bert L. Dragin. Tired of being pushed around by their tough-as-nails head counselor (played by Chuck Connors of TV's "The Rifleman"), the campers and staff of North Pines revolt. What ensues from this youth coup is a revolutionary takeover of the camp with a punk-rock attitude. 35mm print provided by the American Genre Film Archive.

SLEEPAWAY CAMP II: UNHAPPY CAMPERS, 1988, Park Circus/MGM,80 min. Dir. Michael A. Simpson. Trying to put past events behind her, Angela Baker returns to camp, this time as a counselor. But old habits die hard, especially when her campers misbehave. Much different in tone from its predecessor, this heavy-metal-blasting sequel goes for gallows humor and gleeful gore. details

Cult & Horror Schedule

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Saturday, August 6 - 7:30 PM

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Released 50 years ago, these two existential Westerns pair director Monte Hellman with star Jack Nicholson; RIDE IN THE WHIRLWIND actress Millie Perkins joins us for a Q&A.  details


Sunday, August 7 - 7:30 PM

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Star Barbara Rush joins us for a pair of outstanding 1950s dramas, Nicholas Ray's BIGGER THAN LIFE and Martin Ritt's  NO DOWN PAYMENTdetails


Thursday, August 11 - 7:30 PM

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Author Mark A. Vieira hosts this double feature of film noir favorites MURDER, MY SWEET and  THE LOCKET.   details

Coming Soon to the Egyptian Theatre

The Films of Michael Cimino

Thru August 7, 2016


6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

details Read a remembrance from a friend of Cimino's.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 7:30 PM


6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028


"The Transformation of Mike" Films from 1911 - 1912

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 7:30 PM

EgyptianTheatre - Spielberg

6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Join our Retroformat series for an evening of outstanding silent shorts from late 1911/early 1912 by director D.W. Griffith. With live musical accompaniment by Cliff Retallick. details

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