Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…
SCREENINGS – (New York City, IFC Center, Fri, Mar. 24-Apr. 6):
“The Films of David Lynch”: IFC dips into their closet for a Lychstravanganza! Every one of Lynch’s feature films (and many shorts) are featured during this mini-festival; check following link for showtimes. The Films of David Lynch.
SCREENINGS – (Copenhagen, DEN., Cinamateket, Fri, Mar. 25):
Pink Flamingos (1972): Read the Certified Weird entry! We rarely highlight European one-off events, but this was a weird lineup we couldn’t pass up. John Waters‘ trash classic about the filthiest people in the world will be sandwiched in between screenings of screen tests and ‘s repulsive Pig. That’s one filthy lineup for perverted Danes! Andy Warhol: Screen Tests + Pink Flamingos + PIG.
SCREENINGS – (Los Angeles, The Vista, Thurs., Mar 30):
Donnie Darko (2001): Read the Certified Weird Entry! will be in person, and if he’s answering questions from obsessed fans who’ve come up with their own pet theories about the plot, we feel for him. Sponsored by Cinefamily,this is the first stop in a series of screenings of this restored Certified Weird classic. Donnie Darko restored.
“Spring Breakers” digital series: A startup digital platform called Blackpills has purchased the rights to release a series based on the hedonistic satire Spring Breakers in “an unconventional digital format.” Screen Daily.will not be involved, nor, we suspect, will any of the original cast. No details beyond those, but you can read up on it at
NEW ON DVD:
Evolution (2015): Buy Evolution [DVD/Blu-ray combo].described it as “subtle sci-fi mystery about an island of pale-faced women who have found a way to propagate without men” while warning it “definitely isn’t for everyone.” ’s long-gestating third feature finally arrives in a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack.
Multiple Maniacs (1970): Read Alfred Eaker’s review. The Criterion Collection presenting a film is like the Academy Awards nominating a movie; the onetime scabrous provocateur has survived long enough to become part of the establishment. Buy Multiple Maniacs [Criterion Collection].
Other Madnesses (2015): A NYC tour guide definitely NOT named Travis Bickle turns vigilante after a series of nightmares about an abducted girl. One of the only existing reviews, from The Hollywood Reporter, is generally positive and mentions the “surreal-leaning screenplay.” Buy Other Madnesses [DVD-R].
NEW ON BLU-RAY:
Evolution (2015): See description in DVD above. Buy Evolution [DVD/Blu-ray combo].
Multiple Maniacs (1970): See description in DVD above. The Blu contains the same extra features as the DVD, including a Waters commentary and interviews with surviving Dreamlanders. Buy Multiple Maniacs [Criterion Collection Blu-ray].
Other Madnesses (2015): See description in DVD above. Be aware that these discs come on the cheaper burn-to-order DVD-R and BD-R formats, which are supported by most but not all players—do your homework. Buy Other Madnesses [BD-R].
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.