ROCKY IV // Friday, December 21, 2012 // Midnite
Merry Christmas, kid! Rocky IV goes (beyond) the distance with more patriotism than a lifetime of Fourth of Julys, a lovably wacky robot, and the most heart-pounding montages/mind-spasming freeze frames of the ‘80s. This Part IV out-Part IVs all other franchises’ Part IVs, distilling the series’ iconography to song-length blasts of unbridled ENTERTAINMENT. Following the devastating loss of best bud Apollo Creed, Rocky (Sylvester Stallone, who also wrote & directed) must fight Cold War super villain Ivan Drago (Fulbright scholar Dolph Lundgren, making a bone-shattering impact in his first starring role) on Christmas Day, to determine the fate of the free world. Will Rocky pummel this Russian Frankenstein, who looks like he uses Italians as dental floss? Join Rocky’s pals Carl Weathers, Burt Young and James Brown(!) at ringside, to see their main man get the holy bejeezus beaten outta him by the biggest damn commie you’ll ever lay your eyes on — and join Cinefamily as we screen a 35mm print of one of our favorite holiday treats!
Dir. Sylvester Stallone, 1985, 35mm, 90 min.
$12, Free For Members
Cinefamily // 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036
With all this talk of fundraising relating to the Cinefamily Telethon, we absolutely don't want you to forget that what's happening this weekend is also a holiday party -- one with vittles, libations, live music (by such diverse folks as Cut Chemist, YACHT, John Hawkes, Tearist, Daedelus, and more), crazy ephemera from all of Cinefamily's five-year history, live comedy (from Cinefamily faves Eric Wareheim, Nick Offerman, Neil Hamburger, Rob Schrab & Dan Harmon, Jon Daly & Brett Gelman, Everything Is Terrible, and much more), Q&As and casual chat (with fantastic folks like Robert Downey Jr., Wayne White, Mark Mothersbaugh, Pablo Ferro, Udo Kier, Guy Maddin, Jason Schwartzman, and more). Really, it wouldn't be a Cinefamily shindig with stuff coming at ya from all angles, now, would it? The folks listed in the descriptions above are really just the tip of the iceberg.
We're going to be going all day and night -- 24 hours straight, as a matter of fact. We really look forward to seeing you, whether it's just for a little bit, or for the whole damned thing.
Below is the final lineup for the show, just in case you wanted it. Keep in mind that all scheduled guests' times are subject to change -- because such is life. As well, seating is first-come, first-served.