KINO CULT ADDS NEW TITLES FOR SEPTEMBER
FEATURING SPECIALLY-CURATED DOUBLE FEATURES
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Starting this month, Kino Cult revives the spirit of the double-bill by introducing new films to its library in curated pairings. Like grindhouse wine and cheese, the complex flavors of these double features are specially chosen to satisfy viewers who have — or are interested in cultivating — a nontraditional cinematic palate.
Sept. 1: Jess Franco’s Strange Obsessions
Sept. 8: A Date With “Angel”
Sept. 15: Pete Walker’s Genre Busters
Sept. 22: Colonialists’ Nightmares
Sept. 29: Cinema du Sasquatch
September 1: Jess Franco’s Strange Obsessions
(dir. Jess Franco, 1971)
The ne plus ultra of Jess Franco erotic horror, Vampyros Lesbos is a sublime ’70s spin on the lesbian vampire mythos.
(dir. Jess Franco, 1980)
A nobleman and his two lovers – a teenage boy and a runaway nun – plan to kill his wife.
September 8: A Date With “Angel”
(dir. Robert Vincent O’Neil, 1983)
In one of the most notorious of the ’80s grindhouse classics, a high schooler goes undercover as a streetwalker to try and snare a serial killer.
(dir. Robert Vincent O’Neil, 1985)
Molly, a former prostitute, returns to the streets as Angel to find her lieutenant friend’s killers.
September 15: Pete Walker’s Genre Busters
The Big Switch
(dir. Pete Walker, 1970)
Playboy John Carter is implicated in a murder and is forced into posing for pornographic photos.
(dir. Pete Walker, 1968)
Also released under the title Man of Violence, Pete Walker’s Moon is both an homage to the British crime picture and an attempt to expand it into something more groovy.
September 22: Colonialists’ Nightmares
(dir. Albert S. Rogell, 1930)
Recently rediscovered (and restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive), Mamba is an early color film in which British and German colonists in East Africa are overwhelmed by an indigenous uprising.
(dir. Douglas Hickox, 1979)
Cy Endfield atoned for his xenophobic Zulu (1964) with this prequel, in which a tribe of warriors take arms against their British oppressors in 1879 South Africa
September 29: Cinema du Sasquatch
(dir. Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, 1987)
In this ’80s cult favorite, a Bigfoot-type creature befriends a young boy, who protects the creature from hunters.
In Search of Bigfoot
(dir. Lawrence Crowley, William F. Miller, 1976)
A classic Bigfoot documentary following the search for the legendary Sasquatch, who is rumored to inhabit the forests of the Pacific N.W.