Tag: USA

January 21, 2022 / Camp

Flaming Creatures is a non-narrative, Dionysian orgy, complete with wild dancing, gender bending, and a climactic earthquake. The carnivalesque madness of the film is reinforced by the chaotic density of its formal composition. Jack Smith’s deliberate spatial disorientation creates a pansexual landscape of tangled body parts; just as the viewer is unable to situate the visual coordinates of the image, the creatures are unaware of which extremity belongs to whom.

January 21, 2022 / Comedy

Anthropology Professor Bruce Patterson has the natural British charm that allures women automatically. When his fiancée Helen Bushmill is abroad for an extended time, he has to fight the neighborhood ladies and his students away. Helen has failed to tell him that she has a seventeen year old daughter Libby who shows up at her mother’s home unaware that she in engaged. Bruce’s neighbor Mike and his mischievous dachshund also get mixed up in the all the shenanigans happening around the “bachelor flat.”

January 21, 2022 / Action

Racketeer Jim Barnes is trying to force the independent taxicab-drivers to join his ‘protection service” at the cost of five bucks a day. Champion race-car driver, Bob Kane, joins with his friends Lee and “Dad” Martin in a fight for the street rights of a big city.

January 14, 2022 / Documentary

In Six O’Clock News, Ross McElwee pursues murder, mayhem and catastrophe the same way he pursued southern women in Sherman’s March. Made after McElwee becomes a father and finds himself at home watching a lot more TV, he becomes obsessed with the nightly tales of calamity reported on by the local news. This fascination soon turns into another cross country journey to unearth the full stories of those affected. As McElwee pursues this project he also finds himself in Hollywood preparing to direct a feature based on a fictional character much like himself.

January 14, 2022 / Blaxploitation

Chris Munger directed this blaxploitation version of the popular skinflick Starlet! (1969). The story concerns Clara , an aspiring actress from the housing projects of Gary, Indiana, who goes to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune. Predictably, she is robbed, betrayed, and must hit the casting couch before her dreams can come true.

January 14, 2022 / Neo-Noir

A man who has just embezzled money from his company is driving through the Nevada desert. He picks up a pretty girl and her seemingly goofy boyfriend. The girl is a Las Vegas showgirl and the boyfriend turns out to be a professional killer, and he has no intention of letting the motorist finish the trip.

January 14, 2022 / Drama

A Jewish basketball coach discovers a group of black men playing great basketball in Harlem and turns them into the famous Harlem Globetrotters.

January 11, 2022 / Drama

Set in Antwerp, Belgium in the early 70s, Left Luggage tells the story of Chaja, an impetuous, liberal-minded philosophy student. She has a complex relationship with her parents, who both survived the Nazi concentration camps. She needs money so she gets a job as a nanny for a Hassidic Jewish family whose world is completely alien to her liberated lifestyle. She becomes close to their son and through this relationship learns about the lives of her own parents.