Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs and Blu-rays (and hot off the server VODs), and on more distant horizons…
Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.
IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):
Bikini Moon (2017): When a documentary crew takes a personal interest in their subject—a delusional female African American war vet—both ethical and perceptual boundaries start to blur. Logline: “a documentary about a fairy tale”; as far as we can tell, playing NYC (and smaller late-season film festivals) only. Bikini Moon official site.
MFKZ (2017): In “Dead Meat City,” Angelino starts seeing strange creatures—alien invaders?—after a motorcycle accident. U.S. distributor GKids renamed this French feature from it’s festival title, Mutafukaz, for obvious reasons; two-night-only screenings (Oct. 11 & 16) across the U.S. (check official site for locations). GKids MFKZ official site.
FILM FESTIVALS –Festival of Disruption (Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 13-14):
As much a music festival and symposium as a film festival, this curious assembly was curated by none other than Wild at Heart (1990), chamber music’s Dover Quartet playing the music of ,” and a “Peaks” virtual reality game. Also with bands, lectures, and seminars on Lynch’s beloved Transcendental Meditation. Surely a worthy way for Los Angelinos to spend a weird weekend.. Highlights of particular interest to us include a Q&A with Lynch, a screening of
IN DEVELOPMENT (post-production):
1000 Kings (2019?): An upcoming surrealist feature film debut from Georgian director Bidzina Kanchavel. All we have to go on is this mysterious synopsis—“in an artificial world of colors and shapes a beehive society strives for light”—and some intriguing stills of a robed woman with spheres hovering over her head. If you want to see them, check out their Facebook page.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Austin, TX, 10/17 – The Boxer’s Omen [Mo] (1983). At the Alamo Drafthouse (South Lamar).
- Bloomington, IN, 10/13 – Eden and After (1970) (free, but ticketed). At Indiana University Cinema.
- Chicago, IL, 10/13 (midnight) – Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968). The first film in the “Music Box of Horrors” 24-hr horror movie marathon (other titles available at link). At the Music Box Theater.
- Columbus, OH, 10/12-10/14 – Vertigo (1958). At Gateway Film Center.
- Denver, CO, 10/14 – Nosferatu (1922), with live score by Saskatoon. At the Alamo Drafthouse.
- Louisville, KY, 10/13 – The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953). At the Speed Art Museum.
- Nashville, TN, 10/12 & 10/15 – Evil Dead II (1987). At the Belcourt Theater.
- Nashville, TN, 10/13-14 – Carnival of Souls (1962). At the Belcourt Theater.
- New York City, NY, 10/12 – Marquis (1989). At Spectacle Theater.
- New York City, NY, 10/12-13 (midnights) – Blue Velvet (1986). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 10/12-13 (midnights) – The Holy Mountain (1973). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 10/12-14, 10/16 – Suspiria (1977). At IFC Center.
- Oakland, CA, 10/13 – Suspiria (1977). At the New Parkway Theater.
- Pittsburgh, PA, 10/12-15, 10/17-18 – Suspiria (1977). At Row House Cinema.
- Pittsburgh, PA, 10/13 (midnight) – Cube (1997). At Row House Cinema.
- Sitges, Spain, 10/13 – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Part of the Sitges Film Festival.
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.