Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…
Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.
IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):
Can Hitler Happen Here? (2017): A crazy alcoholic woman lives a paranoid existence in her run-down home. Not sure what’s going on with this one–if may still be playing downmarket and specialist film festivals–but the trailer gets intriguing towards the end. Can Hitler Happen Here? Facebook page.
Funeral Parade of Roses (1969): Rare Japanese New Wave weirdness, controversial at the time for it’s sympathetic treatment of drag queens. Restored, and hopefully soon to be released on Region 1 DVD (exhibitor Cinelicious followed a similar trajectory with Belladonna of Sadness last year). Schedule available at the Funeral Parade of Roses official site.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Columbus, OH, 6/16-22 – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). At Gateway Film Center.
- Columbus, OH, 6/22-24 – The City of Lost Children [La cité des enfants perdus] (1995). At Gateway Film Center.
- Los Angeles, CA, 6/22 –Black Moon (1975). At Cinefamily.
- New York City, NY, 6/16 – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). At Videology Bar & Cinema.
- New York City, NY, 6/16-17 (midnights) – The Holy Mountain (1973). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 6/16-22 – Stalker (1979). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 6/16-17 (midnights) – Zardoz (1974). At Nitehawk Theater.
- New York City, NY, 6/19 – 8 1/2 (1963). At Film Society of Lincoln Center.
- New York City, NY, 6/19 – Fantastic Planet [La Planète Sauvage] (1973), with a new live score by Morricone Youth (although we can’t imagine why you’d want to mute Alain Goraguer’s iconic acid rock soundtrack). At Nitehawk Cinema.
- Oakland, CA, 6/20 – Nosferatu (1922), with a live score by the Invincible Czars (who will also accompany 1920’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde later that night). At The New Parkway.
- Silver Spring. MD, 6/19, 21 & 22. Tokyo Drifter (1966) & Branded to Kill (1967). yakuza double feature (we assume tickets must be purchased separately), with introductions by author Tom Vick on the June 19th screening. At AFI Silver Theater.
What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.