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Secret Sunday Matinee goes out with a bang!

May 21, 2009

This Sunday at the Northwest Film Forum, we end the Sunday Secret Matinee series with a bang.  And bring your wide eyes, because it’s all in glorious 16mm Cinemascope.

Man, your Memorial Day barbecue will taste WAY better after you partake of…

SKIDOO (1968)

Otto Preminger’s gangster-musical-comedy ode to acid, with original songs and music by Harry Nilsson.
Jackie Gleason doses, Groucho Marx tokes, and Carol Channing is definitely on something. 
Also with: Frankie Avalon, Mickey Rooney, Frank Gorshin, Peter Lawford, George Raft, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Kirk Douglas, and John Phillip Law as “Stash.” 

Insanely rare print!  Never released to home video!  Withdrawn from circulation!  The movie event of the season!  Makes SIFF, like, a total bummer, man!

PLUS: the hilarious Roger Rabbit theatrical cartoon, TRAIL MIX-UP (1993), and a British Invasion-era musical snippet by Freddie and The Dreamers…whoever they are.

(Sorry, no Zorro.  That concluded last week.)

Hope you can make it…

At the Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave. (between Pike & Pine)
http://www.nwfilmforum.org/

Spencer Sundell
The Sprocket Society (Seattle, WA)

web:  http://sprocketsociety.org
email: sprocketsociety@gmail.com

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Sunday Secret Matinee: Gangsters and Acid – final 2 shows

May 16, 2009

Only 2 Sunday Secret Matinees left!

Sundays @ 3pm @ Northwest Film Forum @ 1515 12th Ave. @ Cap Hill, between Pike & Pine

This Sunday, May 17:
THE TOUGH-GUY GANGSTER SHOW

FEATURE: Here’s grapefruit in yer eye, pal. Jimmy Cagney kicks your sorry ass all up and down the street in his breakthrough role. One of the AFI’s top 10 gangster films of all time, and a great flick from the early sound era.

CARTOONS: Dudley Do-Right (Jay Ward, 1962) has a crisis of confidence in a complete 2-part adventure.

SHORT: The Thieving Hand (J. Stuart Blackton, 1908) – an amputee’s new artificial arm wonders what’s in yer pockets.

PLUS: The thrilling conclusion of ZORRO’S FIGHTING LEGION — that rat bastard Don Del Oro is finally “Unmasked!”

AND an extra special treat: the rare original preview trailer for ZORRO’S FIGHTING LEGION.

And don’t miss our special series finale or you’ll totally freak out…

Sunday, May 24:
PSYCHEDELIC 16-SCOPE-ARAMA!

All films in widescreen 16mm Cinemascope, featuring:

Roger Rabbit in TRAIL MIX-UP (1993) – excellent theatrical short. New print!
The forgotten Brit-band Freddie and the Dreamers perform “What’s Cookin'” from the forgotten rock musical, EVERY DAY IS A HOLIDAY (1965). Hell, why not.

And the legendary acid-musical-comedy cult classic:

SKIDOO (1968)
Otto Preminger’s demented and disowned paean to LSD. Dude…check out the stars: Jackie Gleason, Groucho Marx as God (in his final role), Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon, Mickey Rooney, Frank Gorshin, Peter Lawford, George Raft, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Kirk Douglas, and John Phillip Law as “Stash.” With original songs by Harry Nilsson, who also sings the final credits (all of them).

Insanely rare print! Never released to home video! The movie event of the season!

Hope you can make it. Please fly responsibly, and do not feed the unicorns.

Spencer Sundell
The Sprocket Society (Seattle, WA)

web: http://sprocketsociety.org
email: sprocketsociety@gmail.com