Heavy Midnites: RIKI-OH The Story of Ricky at Cinefamily Los Angeles

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RIKI-OH The Story Of Ricky
Friday, April 26, 2013 // Midnite

The greatest gore-soaked Hong Kong prison breakout love story of 1991 — and STILL the Category III (HK’s equivalent to “NC-17”) mug melter that tops all international brain smashers in its ability to make an audience pump their fists in an orgiastic ecstasy of blood and violence! In the dystopian future of 2001, the prison system has been privatized, and is run by monsters far worse than the criminals they rule. Enter martial artist/former music student/invincible headcrusher Ricky, sent to prison for avenging the death of his girlfriend. As Ricky’s innate sense of justice repeatedly sends him into battle, piles of prosthetics and well-stocked blood hoses are put to good use, for he murders with his bare hands every single baddie in the whole clink, in ascending levels of gory absurdity. What we’re getting at is: never has the term “must be seen to be believed” been more appropriate than when communicating the radness of Riki-Oh. With every frame filled to previously-unimagined levels of ultra violent insanity, it remains the most eye-popping, over-the-top martial arts gut-buster ever conceived!
Dir. Lam Nai-choi, 1991, 35mm, 91 min.

$12, Free for Cinefamily Members
Cinefamily // 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036

Heavy Midnites: THE SANDLOT 20th Anniversary at Cinefamily Los Angeles

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Friday, April 12, 2013 // Midnite

Heroes get remembered, but legends never die! It’s boys, baseball and a really big dog, as the Stand By Me of our National Pastime slides into the Cinefamily, in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Flashback to the Sixties, and fifth-grader Scotty (narrating in true Wonder Years style) is in a pickle — he’s just moved into town, everyone thinks he’s a dork, and he can’t even throw a baseball right. That is, until he joins a local gang of misfits who welcome him into their scruffy fold, and their neighborhood pickup game. This is a rare sports film that couldn’t care less about who wins or who loses; it’s about growing up and facing your fears, and as the kids try one goofy plan after another to get the ball back, the story gently leaves the realm of the possible, venturing into the exaggerations common to all childhood legends. Join Ham, Squints, Yeah-Yeah and other friends for a magical summer of games, wild adventures, first kisses and fearsome confrontations — as the warm nostalgia of this freewheeling family classic captures the fun, friendship and possibilities of youth.
Dir. David M. Evans, 1993, 35mm, 101 min

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Cinefamily // 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036

Heavy Midnites: DC CAB at Cinefamily Friday, February 15

Posted by phil blankenship, February 14, 2013 07:49pm | Post a Comment

Friday, February 15, 2013 / Midnite

Call dispatch and get ready for the wildest ride in D.C. — that’s District of Comedy, fool! The zaniest bunch of ragtag misfits ever assembled must battle topless dancers, brutal kidnappers, the taxicab commission and more boneheaded hilarity to collect their fare and save their hides. Fifteen years before Batman & Robin, director Joel Schumacher had already perfected his ability to put together a top-notch, no-holds-barred WTF cast: the no-relation-to-the-Baldwin-brothers Adam Baldwin, the terrifyingly spastic Gary Busey, a synthesizer-wielding Bill Maher, the hulkazoid Barbarian Brothers and motherfuckin’ MR. T! And that’s not even mentioning Barney Miller’s Max Gail, legendary NYC comedian Charlie Barnett, Paul “A Million to Juan” Rodriguez, Sanford & Son’s Whitman Mayo, Andy Kaufman’s partner-in-crime Bob Zmuda, or Irene Care as HERSELF. If you don’t want to see a cast like that star in an R-rated early-’80s comedy, check your pulse — you’re probably dead! NOTE: the start time of this screening will actually be 12:15AM.
Dir. Joel Schumacher, 1983, 35mm, 100 min.

$12, Free For Members
Cinefamily // 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036

Heavy Midnites: The Neverending Story at Cinefamily Los Angeles

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THE NEVERENDING STORY // Friday, January 18, 2013 // Midnite

For everyone that has ever made a wish, believed in a fantasy, or had a dream — hold on tight as an atom bomb of imagination, innocence & amazement bursts onto the Cinefamily screen in 35mm! As an existential Nothingness threatens the land of Fantasia, a young hero is assigned to complete a hazardous quest. As much a magical fairytale as it is about the magic of how an epic tale unfolds, The NeverEnding Story remains one of the most exciting and idea-filled adventures of the 1980s. Experience a pre-CGI fantasy trip of dazzling wonder (brought to you by the director of Das Boot) and revisit your old friends Bastian, Atreyu, Artax, and Falkor (the cuddliest flying dog monster this side of your deepest slumber), as they brave the most unforgettable journey of them all. C’mon, who doesn’t want to ride a luckdragon?
Dir. Wolfgang Petersen, 1984, 35mm, 102 min.

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Cinefamily // 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036

Heavy Midnites: REPO MAN at Cinefamily this Friday!

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REPO MAN // Friday, January 4, 2013 // Midnite

The life of a repo man is always intense — INTENSELY AWESOME! When deciding which film to kick off a new year of cult midnights, the answer was obvious: Alex Cox’s punk rock odyssey perfectly encapsulates our city and our attitude better than nearly any other film of the last 2,000 years. Emilio Estevez revolts from his no-future Reagan-era life, wanders the streets of L.A. and joins forces with Harry Dean Stanton to repossess cars, do speed, get into tense situations and generally live by the Repo Code. When a mysterious cop-zapping Chevy Malibu enters the picture, things truly get weird. Cox’s debut feature remains his ultimate genre smash-up of post-punk spunk, offbeat philosophy, teenage humor, wild sci-fi and biting satire. Featuring career-great performances from character actor legends Tracey Walter and Sy Richardson, and a raging soundtrack from Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Iggy Pop and Fear, this iconic thrill ride is still as epic as it ever was — and we are flipping pumped to present it in 35mm!
Dir. Alex Cox, 1984, 35mm, 92 min.

$12, Free For Members
Cinefamily // 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036

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