"BACK TO SKOOL... in the 1990s" TRIPLE BILL
friday, octoBER 10, 2008
at the castro theatre in San Francisco, CA.
7:15pm - buffy the vampire slayer (1992)
Written by Joss Whedon; Directed by Fran Rubel Kazui
Containing: Kristy Swanson, Luke Perry, Rutger Hauer, Hilary Swank, Paul Reubens
Buffy creator, Joss Whedon coined this Valley-Girls-Victimizing-Vampires idea to the big screen five full-years before it was adapted onto the boob tube. With a cast to die for (including Hilary Swank's feature debut!), this early-90s, back-to-high-skool, fang-fest has wonderful comic timing and has been sadly overlooked, even by Buffy fans! Due to the short length, the feature will be preceded by a huge mouthful of 90s high-skool trailers. 35mm print. 86 minutes.
P.S. Brace yourself for Paul Reuben's show stealing performance!
9:15pm - romeo + juliet (1996)
Written by Craig Pierce & Baz Luhrman; Directed by Baz Luhrman
Containing: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Paul Rudd
Baz Luhrman's adaptation of Shakespeare's tragic teen trauma is sooo perfectly the 90s, you might not be prepared for how much nostalgia it'll spark in you! (Yes, it was released 12 years ago!) Hawaiian shirts, amped-up editing and lil' Leo doing his best to make sense of love in Los Angeles, all highlighted by the soundtrack of 90s teen flicks including Garbage, Butthole Surfers, The Cardigans, Radiohead and everyone's favorite breakup song by Des'ree. Don't miss your chance to fall in love with the 90s. Preceded by some killer 90s teen trailers. 35mm, Widescreen. 120 minutes.
11:45pm - starship troopers (1997)
Written by Ed Neumeier; Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Containing: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris
Misunderstood by nearly every critic upon release over a decade ago, Paul Verhoeven's follow-up to SHOWGIRLS ranks up there with Stanley Kubrick's DR. STRANGELOVE as the greatest satire about war ever made. Hyper-violent and hypnotically subversive, this facist-allegory brilliantly uses 90210-type acting to emphasize the cluelessness of 1990s youth, while eerily exposing how easy it is to brainwash an entire society into commiting genocide. Surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (EL TOPO, HOLY MOUNTAIN) considers STARSHIP TROOPERS to be the only great American film of the past 30 years. WARNING: Film includes excessive blood, guts and insect slime. Preceded by some gloriously nasty 1990s trailers. 35mm print. 129 minutes.
Plus, tons of trivia and giveaways!
Miss this night… and cry!