Okay guys, the Super Bowl is over and downtown is almost safe to visit again. Deconstruction of "Super Bowl City" should be underway and the sports insanity sounds like it's winding down if not over. But exciting stuff is still coming to the bay area. Like IndieFest, for starters, which starts this Wednesday. Although nothing in these first couple of days really stands out on the horror front, there will be a "Bad Art" gallery (with booze) at the end of the week. Let's see what else is going on around us:
Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)
Tuesday 9th @ 10pm (1hr 24min)
Horror (IMDB)"Modern-day druids search upstate New York for the blood type needed to revive their long-dead leader."
Darktown Strutters (1975)
Wednesday 10th @ 10pm (1hr 30min)
Fantasy/ Blaxsploitaion (Google)
"Syreena (Trina Parks) leads the Darktown Strutters, an all-female, all-African-American motorcycle gang. Her mother (Frances Nealy) is kidnapped by Commander Cross (Norman Bartold), the nefarious white owner of a suspiciously popular fried chicken restaurant. Cross tries to subvert the African-American community by abducting their most prominent citizens. In order to rescue her mother, Syreena must battle against the KKK, the LAPD and her hapless boyfriend, Mellow (Roger E. Mosley)."
The American Dreamer (1971)
Thursday 11th @ 6:20pm & 9:20pm (1hr 30min)
"A documentary about actor/director Dennis Hopper, showing him at his home and studio putting together his film "The Last Movie.""
Polyester (1981) in 35mm and Odorama
Wednesday 10th @ 7pm (1hr 26min)
Thursday 11th @ 9:15pm
Indie film/ Comedy (Google)
"A frustrated housewife, Francine Fishpaw (Divine), tries to maintain her sanity while taking care of her dysfunctional household. Elmer (David Samson), her husband and the owner of an adult theater, is sleeping with his secretary, and her delinquent teen son, Dexter (Ken King), and pregnant teen daughter, Lulu (Mary Garlington), aren't helping matters any. But when Francine meets dashing Todd Tomorrow (Tab Hunter), the owner of a theater specializing in art films, her life appears rosier."
Mystery Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (????)
Friday 12th @ 10:30pm
Comedy/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
Friday 12th @ 8pm (3 hrs)
"BAD ART, selectively curated from the finest thrift stores, flea markets and dumpsters of the Bay Area!
GOOD FILMS, short film screenings all night
FUN TUNES DJ'd by IndieFest staffers Bishop and Junkyard
TASTY BEVERAGES, on the house, courtesy of Lagunitas, Pabst, Tito's, #209, Herradura and Pussers."
(This is a free event)