A GRIN WITHOUT A CAT
LE FOND DE L’AIR EST ROUGE
1977, Icarus Films, 180 min, France, Dir: Chris Marker

As brilliant as it is indescribable, GRIN WITHOUT A CAT looks at the rise and fall of the worldwide revolutionary movement, from France in May 1968, to the anti-Vietnam riots in the United States, to the terrible Soviet crushing of the Prague Spring. The French title of the film is untranslatable in English; roughly, it means "Revolution Is in the Air," a metaphor at once wistful and ever-hopeful. Given the current world situation, GRIN WITHOUT A CAT is, now more than ever, an epic event not to be missed. In one of the film’s many high points, Marker dissects the famous Odessa Steps sequence in BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN - a revolutionary landmark that never actually occurred.


AMC VISIONARIES: ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR
2018, American Movie Classics, 50 min, USA,

“AMC Visionaries” is a documentary series in which groundbreaking artists curate and author the untold stories and fascinating histories of their respective genres. Award-winning director-writer-producer-actor Eli Roth (CABIN FEVER, HOSTEL) executive produced this seven-part survey of the masters of horror – the storytellers and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour program is a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the years and keeps its fan base addicted to fear; this first episode salutes slasher movies.


WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS
2018, 91 min, USA, Dir: Andre Gower

Though THE MONSTER SQUAD quickly vanished from theaters after its 1987 release, over the last three decades word-of-mouth has turned it into a cultural phenomenon. This new documentary takes an in-depth look into the film’s conception, response, cult status and revival. Through interviews with the cast, crew, screenwriters, directors, academics and original reviewers - as well as through never-before-seen footage - it turns the lens on an audience of self-proclaimed misfits who have kept THE MONSTER SQUAD alive for more than 30 years.


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