1. MANSION OF MADNESS: spectacletheater.com/the-mansion-of-madness/

    PLAYING:
    SATURDAY OCTOBER 15 - 5PM
    FRIDAY OCTOBER 21 - 10PM
    WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26 - 10PM
    Based on Poe's story The System Of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, in which a reporter visits an asylum to discover the system by which the roles of the insane and the caregivers have become a bit muddled, we enter into a film where political satire and surrealist horror blend into a truly astonishing mixture, a place out of time where a man becomes a chicken, the body becomes a musical instrument, and nothing is ever as it seems. Director Juan Lopez Moctezuma (ALUCARDA, MARY MARY BLOODY MARY) was a member of Mexico's Panic movement alongside Alejandro Jodorowski and Fernando Arrabal: the three worked together on FANDO Y LIS, which should give you some idea of what you're in for. With a cast led by the great Claudio Brook (CRONOS, THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL) in a dual role as the mad Dr. Maillard as well as Raoul Fragonard, the film is as a dream, a ritual, a series of living tableaux. Describing the plot would be to cheapen the film, but it's worth noting no less than Leonora Carrington served as art director. We are honored to present this film in its longest known cut, with the original English dialogue, miles from public domain cuts. Those expecting cheap horror will be disappointed; those expecting clarity will be confused, those with eyes to see will behold a revelation.

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  2. VISIONS IN MAGICKAL CINEMA
    Dir. Brian Butler, Carl Abrahamsson & Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt, 2009-2016
    TRT: 106 min.

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - 10PM
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - 5PM

    Filmmaker Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt in attendance!

    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: brownpapertickets.com/event/2601773

    The manifestation of Nuit, its visions in the hypnagogic fields of cinema. These magickal films are exploring various realms of consciousness, challenging the nature of cinema by their singular artistic visions, esoteric sensibilities and remarkable metaphysical insights.

    Resonating with the ideas of great visionaries such as Aleister Crowley, John Dee, Edward Kelley and Derek Jarman, these films are reaching the furthest regions of perceptive ocular vision, where the eyes and the noumenal world unite. Dazzling visual alchemy, hypnotic magnetic pulsations, mesmerizing electronic compositions and beautiful magick rituals resides in these powerful mind-bending films.

    NIGHT OF PAN
    Dir.Brian Butler, 2009
    USA, 6 min.

    BABALON WORKING
    Dir. Brian Butler, 2016
    USA, 9 min.

    PHANTOM LIMBS
    Dir. Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt, 2015
    Canada, 8 min.

    AUTOPSY LIGHTS
    Dir. Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt, 2015
    Canada, 23 min.

    SUB UMBRA ALARUM LUNA
    Dir. Carl Abrahamsson, 2016
    Sweden, 60 min.

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  3. POSTMODERNISM: WHO CARES? THE COMPLETE JON MORITSUGU

    Combining the tropes of 60s art-house cinema with the primitive punk aesthetics of the Cinema of Transgression, Jon Moritsugu has been making movies far outside the mainstream for over twenty-five years. While his work has screened at venues as high profile as the Sundance, Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals and even public television, he continually shirks convention and classification. After making his name with a series of hand-made 16mm features, he's recently embraced video with a fervor and a freeness to which every young filmmaker should be paying attention. Moritsugu's world is overflowing with eye-popping production design, eardrum-destroying rock 'n' roll, gross-outs aplenty and deadpan one-liners you'll be quoting for weeks.

    We're proud to present the first complete retrospective of Jon's work, including every feature and short he's produced to date, along with the New York premiere of his newest movie, PIG DEATH MACHINE. Also in the line-up are his impossible-to-find shorts like DER ELVIS, SLEAZY RIDER and LITTLE DEBBIE, SNACK WHORE OF NEW YORK CITY! Plus two uber-rare 16mm screenings of his masterpiece, MOD FUCK EXPLOSION!

    Like all true artists, Jon Moritsugu thrives under the limits of his budgets- producing an oeuvre of punk classics and establishing him as DIY icon.

    SATURDAY JUNE 1ST
    7:30PM: PIG DEATH MACHINE
    10PM: MOD FUCK EXPLOSION (on 16mm)

    SUNDAY JUNE 2ND
    7:30PM: MY DEGENERATION
    10PM: HIPPY PORN

    MONDAY JUNE 3RD
    7:30PM: TERMINAL USA (release version)
    10PM: FAME WHORE

    TUESDAY JUNE 4TH
    7:30PM: SCUMROCK
    10PM: PIG DEATH MACHINE

    WEDNESDAY JUNE 5TH
    7:30PM: MOD FUCK EXPLOSION (on 16mm)
    10PM: TERMINAL USA (rough cut version)

    THURSDAY JUNE 6TH
    7:30PM: PIG DEATH MACHINE
    10PM: SCUMROCK

    FULL INFO:
    spectacletheater.com/postmodernism-who-cares-the-complete-jon-moritsugu/

    SPECTACLE THEATER

    124 S. 3rd St. @ Bedford

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