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Jon Moritsugu Retrospective in Downtown Los Angeles plus his latest film, Pig Death Machine

Posted by Eric Brightwell, August 12, 2013 11:28am | Post a Comment
Pig Death Machine posterJon Moritsugu (click here to read an Amoebog interview) and Amy Davis's latest film, Pig Death Machine, is playing in Downtown Los Angeles for one week (9 August till 15 August).


For those that aren't familiar with him, Jon Moritsugu is an auteur in the proper sense of the word. From 1986's Mommy Mommy Where's My Brain till  to his latest, all films have all reflected a distinct, personal creative vision. He has his own section in Cult Cinema on the mezzanine of Amoeba Hollywood.


Here's a trailer and plot summary of his latest:


"Starring Davis as a nerdy, yet doornail-dumb hottie who eats undercooked, paraside-laden, pink piggy and is transformed into a dangerous genius, while across town, a punky-buxom-botanist eats the same meaty treat and ends up endowed with the supernatural ability to 'hear' her specimens."




"A sci-fi/psych-horror/screwball ride of chaotic, day-glo fever dreams and glitter-dusted nightmares, shot in the stunning wilds of New Mexico and featuring the music of Deerhoof, Dirty Beaches, Polvo, and industrial legend Monte Cazazza (Throbbing Gristle)."




It's showing as part of a 25 year Moritsugu Retrospective -- alongside Mod Fuck Explosion, Fame Whore, Terminal USA, Scumrock, Hippy Porn, My Degeneration, and Der Elvis -- at the Downtown Independent (251 South Main Street (213)617-1033) in the Historic Core neighborhood -- just east of Little Tokyo and just south of Civic Center. There are still a few days left so check it out!


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