Cult

Paul Morrissey – Trash AKA Andy Warhol’s Trash (1970)

Andy Warhol’s ‘Trash’ Arrives: Heroin Addict’s Life Is Theme of Film Techniques of 30’s on View at Cinema II
The opening credits (“Andy Warhol Presents Trash…” ) appear as words spelled out in little light bulbs of the sort still used on old theater marquees. On the soundtrack can be heard some breathless, tinny movie music taken from Josef von Sternberg’s “The Blue Angel.” Even if you don’t get the point immediately, you will soon after “Trash” begins. This second film by Paul Morrissey (his first was “Flesh,” described as a tribute to John Ford) is a relentless send-up of attitudes and gestures shanghaied from Hollywood’s glamorous nineteen-thirties and forties. Read More »

Claude Faraldo – Themroc (1973)

Plot summary:
From Channel 4 Film:
Factory worker Piccoli gets into trouble when he’s caught watching his boss shag a secretary. It’s the final straw. Oppressed by the system, hounded by his mother (Herviale) and bored witless by his menial job, Piccoli cracks. He goes home, takes a sledgehammer to his possessions, turns his room into a cave and starts grunting like a horny Neanderthal before making a move on his sister, Romand. Read More »

Albert Maysles & David Maysles – Muhammad and Larry (1980)

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Through the poetic lens of visionary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles, Muhammad and Larry explores the unique and poignant relationship between two great boxers and two remarkable men who were more than just competitors. They were once teacher and student, and remain close friends. –Maysles Films Read More »

Larry Wessel – Iconoclast (2010)

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Boyd Rice may well be the only person alive who’s been on a first name basis with both Charlie Manson and Marilyn Manson. His career has spanned more than three decades, during which time he has remained at the epicenter of underground culture and controversy. Rice first came to prominence in the 70’s as one of the founders of the genre known as Industrial Music, and soon gained a reputation for live shows that were deemed the most abrasive, minamalist and loudest concerts ever staged (his shows regularly clocked in at 130 decibels, whereas a jet plane taking off was a mere 113 decibels). As early as 1980, he was already hailed as The Godfather of Noise Music. Read More »

Carl Colpaert – Delusion (1991)

Brief Synopsis:
On the road from Southern California to Nevada, an embezzler crosses paths with a hired killer and his enigmatic moll….

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In this fast-paced, noirish road movie, a computer expert embezzles half a million dollars and races off to Reno to start anew. Unfortunately, en route, he picks up a pair of hitchers and ends up entangled with a crazed couple who commandeer his car and leave him alone in the desert to die. As soon as he can, he hits the road to get revenge and to find his money before they do. — Sandra Brennan Read More »

Nick Bougas – The Goddess Bunny (1998)

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This rare 90 minute documentary examines Hollywood underground phenomenon, THE GODDESS BUNNY, a horribly misshapen, polio stricken performing transvestite. The film follows Bunny and her bizarre band of deformed, retarded and sexually confused friends around the L.A. club scene and far beyond…even to odd locales like the infamous Barker ranch hideout in Death Valley where the killers of Sharon Tate were captured decades ago. Truly one of the WEIRDEST films ever made Read More »

Raoul Ruiz – The Territory (1981)

A small group of well-to-do vacationers go on a hiking trip into the woods. Foolishly unprepared to deal with Mother Nature and their situation, they wander around lost for days and weeks, becoming more and more fatigued, hungry, and desperate. A brief encounter with a pair of epicureans on a bridge fails to garner them any of the gluttons’ feast due to a language barrier. Eventually their party begins to die, and the survivors ration their meat among them, attaching a religious-type ritual to its dispensation. Read More »