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Kid 'N Play's CLASS ACT at Cinefamily Los Angeles This Friday!

Posted by phil blankenship, September 11, 2013 01:30pm | Post a Comment
Kid 'N Play's CLASS ACT

CLASS ACT
Friday, September 13, 2013 // Midnite

Co-presented by WARNER ARCHIVE

House Party pals Kid ‘N Play make sure the party isn’t over in a fresh comedy that asks: “What happens when the school records of a brainiac dweeb (Kid, the guy with the high-rise ’do) and a street tough with attitude to spare (Play, the hip-hop style master) accidentally get switched?” It’s an urban retelling of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, you dig? These boisterous superfriends have the quick-witted dynamics, easy interplay and casual expertise of the best old-school comedy teams down pat — but with cooler clothes, and more slammin’ dance moves. Pairing the duo with a def soundtrack and hot supporting roles for Doug E. Doug and Karyn Parsons (Hilary from Fresh Prince Of Bel Air) ensures that the hip-hop flip-flop of 1992 is now the back-to-school Cinefamily jam of 2013!
Dir. Randall Miller, 1992, 35mm, 98 min.

$12, Free for Cinefamily Members
www.cinefamily.org
Cinefamily // 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036

Heavy Midnites: COOL AS ICE at Cinefamily w/ Kristin Minter IN PERSON

Posted by phil blankenship, August 29, 2013 05:42pm | Post a Comment
Cool As Ice


COOL AS ICE
Friday, August 30, 2012 // Midnite

Co-star Kristin Minter in person!
Drop that zero and get with the hero. In the annals of star-fueled vanity projects, few have more hypercolor intensity, badass B-Boy attitude or straight-up white-boy funk than Vanilla Ice’s feature film debut. A rap-centric cinematic progeny of Marlon Brando’s The Wild One, Cool As Ice features our man as Johnny Van Owen: a freewheeling, motorcycle-riding rebel-with-a-heart-of-gold who stops in a small town, falls in love and has to battle both jealous boyfriends and brutal kidnappers, all on his way to the next gig. But first he’s gonna have to deal with one mighty pissed-off dad (Family Ties’ Michael Gross), and a crew that just don’t understand. It’s a full-on neon ‘90s invasion into backwoods Americana, disowned by the director, nearly abandoned by its studio and lensed by future cinematography Hall of Famer Janusz Kamiński (who would go on to win an Oscar for Schindler’s List just two years later.) But it’s also a raging good time, and a reminder of what it is to be young. Did we also mention the killer soundtrack, featuring “4 new songs” by the man himself?
Dir. David Kellogg, 1991, 35mm, 91 min.

$12, Free for Cinefamily Members
www.cinefamily.org
Cinefamily // 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036

Amoeba Co-Presents Opening Night of 'Everything is Festival'

Posted by Billy Gil, August 6, 2013 03:10pm | Post a Comment

Everything is FestivalAggregators of all the stupid things people have taped Everything is Terrible! along with L.A.-based film organization Cinefamily are hosting their fourth "Everything is Festival," and Amoeba is co-presenting the opening night screening of Rewind This! Aug. 12.

Amoeba will be on hand with a booth selling rare, cultish and collectible VHS tapes, for those who want to get their own "Everything is Terrible!" on at home.

In the spirit of the website of its namesake, which includes found footage from infommercials, public access TV and other odds and ends, Everything is Festival IV: The Dreamquest will feature made-for-TV movie melds, esoteric documentaries, footage from forgotten, strange video games and more. Documentary Rewind This! covers the life (and afterlife) of VHS, including early, cheaply made direct-to-video features. It starts at 10 p.m., and tickets are $12; buy them here. Before that, at 7:30 p.m. the festival will screen Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen, a film stringing together clips from classic films into a new narrative; tickets for that are available here.

Watch the trailer of Rewind This! below.

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Buffalo '66 15th Anniversary Tonight At Cinefamily Los Angeles

Posted by phil blankenship, June 28, 2013 10:33am | Post a Comment
Buffalo '66

BUFFALO '66
Friday, June 28, 2013 // Midnite


“Gallo’s battle cry makes for a fiercely humorous slice of unreality that soars even when it’s crawling in the gutter and puking on itself.” – Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle

It’s been fifteen years since Vincent Gallo’s powerhouse feature filmmaking debut splashed across theater screens, and in 2013, it still retains every last bit of its amazingness through its
electric writing and direction, pitch-perfect casting and performances, a killer soundtrack and all-time cinematography by indie hero Lance Acord. A semi-autobiographical tragicomedy, Gallo plays an ex-con fresh out of the clink: alone, desperate, and in dire need of a restroom. When he kidnaps doe-eyed ballerina Christina Ricci, he may have finally found the perfect date to bring home to Mom and Pop — if only he can get that shifter car to work first. Part of what really makes this festival sensation so memorable are the mesmerizing flourishes (stand-out moments like a Ben Gazzara pantomime, and Ricci’s tap dance number), and a stellar supporting cast that includes Anjelica Huston, Kevin Corrigan, Jan-Michael Vincent and Mickey Rourke. Buffalo ’66 is a modern classic that spans time to remain moving, beautiful and the epitome of absolute cool.
Dir. Vincent Gallo, 1998, 35mm, 110 min.

$12, Free for Cinefamily Members
www.cinefamily.org
Cinefamily // 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036

Heavy Midnites One Year Anniversary Party feat. Heavenly Bodies at Cinefamily Los Angeles

Posted by phil blankenship, June 14, 2013 09:22am | Post a Comment

To celebrate my 1 year anniversary of programming midnite movies at Cinefamily, I'm screening my all-time favorite Canadian aerobics movie PLUS hosting my 35th birthday party after. Stop by TONIGHT!!

Watch the custom trailer for tonight's festivities:



HEAVY MIDNITES 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY (featuring HEAVENLY BODIES)
Friday, June 14, 2013 // 10:00pm

NOTE: A very special 10PM presentation by Heavy Midnights!

We love all things colorful, spastic and elastic, especially when they’re hardbodies in motion. Flashdance! Jazzercise! Cardiac arrest! We’re breaking out the big guns and kicking off our totally-not-bummer summer with the most transcendently ‘80s fun factory in Canadian film history — PLUS, a triumphant mega-party celebrating the 1-year anniversary of Heavy Midnites madness at no extra cost! Filled with wide smiles, spandexed bods and a driving pop soundtrack, Heavenly Bodies is the crown jewel in the short-lived aerobic-sploitation explosion: a non-stop, sweat-fueled mix of mesh, bump and grind. The story is an age-old classic: when Samantha and her small dancercise studio are threatened by the unscrupulous owner of a rival club, who will come out on top of their televised, winner-takes-all, dance-till-you-drop marathon workout? Grab your leotards & tights to find out — there’s bonus points for attending in your finest exercise gear!
Heavenly Bodies Dir. Lawrence Dane, 1984, 35mm, 90 min.

$12, Free for Cinefamily Members
www.cinefamily.org
Cinefamily // 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036

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