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R. Kelly once asserted, “It’s the freakin’ weekend baby, I’m
about to have me some fun.” And really, as a film fan, what’s more fun than seeing films
you hold near and dear projected once more.
So every Friday, I’ll be bringing you news and reminders of
the sweetest repertory screenings across the country to get your ass out and
about. This weekend: JAWS, SINFUL dwarves and all sorts of entities hit NYC,
L.A “Flatlines,” Maryland gets a HUNGER and Ohio has monster of a double
Note: As Fango and myself are NYC based; these will most
often be New York and L.A-related bits, but if you drop me a line at
with info of a screening
anywhere, I’ll get it in here!
New York City
• The ultimate summer classic! Steven Spielberg’s JAWS
returns to the IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street | 212
924-7771) this Friday and Saturday at 11:30 p.m.
• The New York Asian Film Festival continues its rampage of
the Film Society of Lincoln Center with a midnight screening of the gonzo
classic RIKI-OH:THE STORY OF RICKY on Friday and the latest South Korean
stunner, BEDEVILLED on Sunday at 7 p.m.
• If the paranormal is more your speed, join the NY Darkside
Horror Group this Sunday as they meet up at the Fat Black Pussycat (103 West
3rd St) for a group viewing of Barbara Hershey being sexually assaulted by a
ghost in THE ENTITY at 4 p.m. Post-screening, “special guest Dan Sturges will
lead a half-hour discussion on real life hauntings and how the movies portray
them. He will play video and audio from his real paranormal investigations. He
will also field any and all questions anyone may have.” Check the Facebook
• At Brooklyn’s brand new Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan
Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211) this Sunday, Destroy All VHS takes over at
10 p.m. with all sorts of clips and a showing the 1979 oddity, FRIDAY THE 13TH:
• Meanwhile the weekend is just the beginning at Film Forum,
where today they launch a week long engagement of the original sci-fi classic,
PLANET OF THE APES (which Tony Timpone looked back on just recently).
• Also merely getting started is the ReRun Gastropub
Theater’s look back at Severin Films with a whole bunch of 2-for-1 double
features and single showings of Roman Polanski’s WHAT?, THE BABY (1973), THE SINFUL DWARF and
Lucio Fulci’s THE PSYCHIC!
• The Silent Movie Theater is aiming to make you fear the
sewers again with a midnight screening of the Lewis Teague-directed, John
Sayles-written, much beloved ALLIGATOR!
• Saturday, at the American Cinematheque sees a double
feature of the Tobe Hooper’s space vampire flick, LIFEFORCE and Joel
Schumacher’s awesome (really) medical students gone-awry FLATLINERS, beginning
at 7:30 p.m.
• Back on the East Coast, the AFI Silver Theater in Silver
Spring, Maryland (8633 Colesville Road) sees Hitchcock’s immortal PSYCHO
playing all weekend long, while Tony Scott’s early-80s THE HUNGER show Saturday
and Sunday nights.
• Columbus may have it the best, as the Ohio Theatre (55
East State Street, Columbus, Ohio) presents a Friday night double feature of
the amazing and odd BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, followed by the classic, ABBOTT
& COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. The monster love gets underway at 7:30 p.m.
A sweet weekend indeed!
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