Twisted Celluloid - 58th Cork Film Festival

  1. 58th Cork Film Festival
    9 - 17 November 2013

    An American Hippie is Isreal

    Sat 16 Nov | 23:55 | Triskel Christchurch

    Before An American Werewolf In London, there was An American Hippie In Israel. This recently unearthed counter-culture film, long-forgotten since its release over forty years ago, is a film that has a large cult following in Tel Aviv, but has been denied its rightful status as a prime midnight movie throughout the rest of the world. Asher Tzarfati plays Mike, a dope-smoking Vietnam veteran who arrives in Israel and immediately hooks up with the free-spirited young women.

    Book Tickets: corkfilmfest.org/2013/festival-events/american-hippie-israel/

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  2. 58th Cork Film Festival
    9 - 17 November 2013

    Expose aka The House on Straw Hill

    Wed 13 Nov | 23:30 | Triskel Christchurch

    In the secluded countryside, Paul Martin (Udo Kier—Andy Warhol’s Dracula, Suspiria) is struggling to complete the follow up to his highly successful debut novel. His agent arranges for a new secretary to live in, hoping to speed up its completion. Linda (Linda Hayden) seems set to bring order back into his life and they make impressive progress with the novel, but all is not what it seems.

    Book Tickets: corkfilmfest.org/2013/festival-events/expose-aka-house-straw-hill

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  3. 58th Cork Film Festival
    9 - 17 November 2013

    Wake In Fright

    Sun 10 Nov | 22:30 | Triskel Christchurch

    Having lost all of his money gambling, schoolteacher John Grant struggles to escape a men-gone-wild nihilistic world of binge drinking and senseless violence. Described by Nick Cave as “the best and most terrifying film about Australia in existence”, while Martin Scorsese calls it “a deeply – and I mean deeply – unsettling and disturbing movie”, Wake In Fright is finally getting the attention it deserves.

    Please note that Wake In Fright contains scenes that some viewers will find offensive. Film supplied by Eureka Entertainment

    Book Tickets: corkfilmfest.org/2013/festival-events/wake-fright/

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  4. Cork Film Festival
    9 - 17 Nov 2013

    The Telephone Book

    Mon 11 Nov | 23:55 | Triskel Christchurch

    A hybrid of avant-garde filmmaking and off-the-wall comedy, The Telephone Book is the rarely seen cult oddity that Sleazoid Express describes as “a classic of American sexual alienation in the cinema”. Alice is a perky young lady who receives an obscene phone call and falls in love. Asking the caller for his name, he says it is John Smith and he can be found in the telephone book. She embarks on a quest across New York City to find him, along the way meeting a variety of strange and unusual characters. Film supplied by Vinegar Syndrome

    Book Tickets: corkfilmfest.org/2013/festival-events/telephone-book/

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Twisted Celluloid - 58th Cork Film Festival

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Twisted Celluloid is the cult movie programme that regualry takes place at Triskel Christchurch. During the Cork Film Festival there will be four weird and wonderful retro oddities from around the world, each showcasing the different elements that can…


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Twisted Celluloid is the cult movie programme that regualry takes place at Triskel Christchurch. During the Cork Film Festival there will be four weird and wonderful retro oddities from around the world, each showcasing the different elements that can contribute to a 'cult' following; offbeat obsene humour with The Telephone Book, terror- drenched sexplotitation with The House On Straw Hill, head scratching psychedelia with An American Hippie In Isreal, and brutal nihilism with Wake In Fright - all films that could only have been created and played in drive-ins and fleapits in the decade thay was the 1970's. Here is a rare opportunity to see these distinctively unusual movies back on the big screen.
You have been warned.

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