Tag: 1960s

April 19, 2021 / Camp

Jack Smith’s third feature film was originally titled “The Kidnapping of Wendell Willkie by the Love Bandit,” in reaction to the 1968 Presidential Campaign. Willkie was a liberal Republican who ran against FDR in the 1940’s. It mixes B&W footage of Smith’s creatures with old campaign footage of Willkie. The climax of the work appears to be the “auctioning” of the presidential candidate at the convention.

April 14, 2021 / Thriller
April 14, 2021 / Drama

Pete Hammond Jr. is a friendly saxophonist who leaves his life in Milwaukee to try and hit it big in New York City. When Pete arrives, he finds that music gigs are hard to come by, and he is forced to live in a dilapidated single-room apartment. He soon meets Peggy Brown, a talented performer who makes a living as a model and dancer. When Peggy is unable to pay her rent, she reluctantly accepts an offer from Pete to share his apartment.

March 29, 2021 / Drama

This tragic love story finds Jeanne in love with a young man who has suffered through a bad childhood. Although he holds a steady job, he is haunted by his past, quits his job and joins a group of hippies. Despite the urgings of the lovely Jeanne, the boy cannot overcome the severe emotional scars that eventually lead to his imminent demise. The young girl returns to her comfortable middle-class home when her intellectual interventions on her boyfriend have failed. 

March 6, 2021 / Family
March 6, 2021 / Drama

This exploitation film about the evils of marijuana finds art teacher Phil Blake discovering some of his students are smoking pot. Although he admits to the students he tried it himself in college, he is dumber than a bag of hammers about student drug use.

March 6, 2021 / Adventure

Dog owner James Haggin buys “Big Red,” an Irish setter, for a large sum in hopes of making him a champion show dog. However, Big Red is unruly and does not take to being handled. At this point, Haggin meets Rene, an orphan boy who needs work, and makes him Big Red’s trainer. The two get along so well that Haggin fears the dog will not listen to anyone else. He tries to separate them, but the bond between Rene and Big Red has become too strong.

February 24, 2021 / Documentary

A short film about Dublin City using a mixture of contemporary footage, folk music and quotations from past residents, Shaw, Wilde and Behan etc. Narrated in a “conversation” by Anthony Quayle and Norman Rodway.