After a post-holiday drop off/(hangover?), it appears that life (and events) are coming back to P-Town. One of these is the SuperTrash Film Festival at Bagdad Theater. Below is a YouTube preview of the festival. If you can't view it (sometimes firefox seems to adblock them out), you can go here and watch it.
72 HR FEST OF MOVIES / MERCHANDISE / PERFORMANCE / ART EXHIBITION
Feb 1-3, 2008, a weekend of 9 unforgettable movies, live burlesque
dancers, the return of Famous Mysterious Actor, and a stunning exhibit of
're-imagined movie poster art' sponsored by Seattle publisher
WHO: Night Gallery, Floating World Comics, Tease-O-Rama, The Famous
Mysterious Actor Show
WHAT: 72 hr Fest of Movies / Merchandise / Performance / Art Exhibition
WHEN: Friday, Feb 1st – Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 2008
WHERE: Bagdad Theater
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
TICKETS: $5 per show; $15 all-day pass
SPONSORS: McMenamin's, KUFO, Fantagraphics, Portland Mercury
RE-ANIMATOR (1985, Dir. Stuart Gordon, 95 mins) …a masterpiece of
hideous gore and faultless drama.
MAD LOVE (1935, Dir. Karl Freund, 68 mins) …Peter Lorre shines as a
lust-bent doctor capable of anything!
ROAD HOUSE (1989, Dir. Rowdy Herrington, 114 mins) …the most macho-hot
movie ever put out!
PSYCH OUT (1968, Dir. Richard Rush, 101 mins) …a sleazy expose of San
Francisco 'free love' with Jack Nicholson as a stoner rocker on the trail
of an acid casualty played by Bruce Dern-streaming-Jesus.
ROBOCOP 2 (1990, Dir. Irvin Kershner, 117 mins) …incredibly undervalued
sequel, stuffed with maniacal design and misanthropic ideology, Frank
Miller's first film job.
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986, Dir. John Carpenter, 99 mins) …no dis
to Raging Bull, Scarface, or Blade Runner, but for select hordes, BTILC is
the greatest 80s rush.
BUFFALO 66 (1998, Dir. Vincent Gallo, 110 mins) …a lowlife fantasy chock
with feline romance, family crap, and noirish cruising…love or hate it,
RETURN OF THE DRAGON (1972, Dir. Bruce Lee, 100 mns) …Bruce Lee versus
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968, Dir. George A. Romero, 96 mins) …the one
that makes you believe the dead will eat you.
SUPERTRASH is wild, perverse, beautiful, grotesque…subversively
combining powers of Art and Trash into SUPERTRASH.
Friday Feb 1
5:30: 'trailer trash' video
7:00: Re Animator
9:00: Mad Love
11:00: KUFO's “Midnight Movie” Big Trouble in Little China
KUFO radio jocks Cort and Fatboy will broadcast on-site from Bagdad.
Saturday Feb 2
12:00: Return of the Dragon
2:15: Big Trouble in Little China
4:20: Robocop 2
6:45-11:00: Psych Out w/ The Famous Mysterious Actor show
12 Midnight: Night of the Living Dead
Sunday Feb 3
2:00: Big Trouble in Little China
4:05: Robocop 2
9:00: Buffalo 66
11:00: Re Animator
Jacques Boyreau is curator of Night Gallery and author of TRASH: THE
GRAPHIC GENIUS OF XPLOITATION MOVIE POSTER ART.
Jason Leivian is owner of Floating World Comics.