Grimm Up North
Our good buddies across the pond at Grimm Up North in Manchester, England, are putting on two special screenings this month: SEVENTIES SCI-FI SPECIAL featuring John Carpenter’s Dark Star and a documentary on the film, Let There Be Light: The Legacy of Dark Star, followed a few days later by a double bill of Dario Argento’s Four Flies on Grey Velvet and Michele Soavi’s Dellamorte Dellamore.
SEVENTIES SCI-FI SPECIAL – FRIDAY 20 JANUARY
DARK STAR (Pre-release screening)
Sourced from an original 35mm theatrical print, this is a new master from Fabulous Films with a new grade and extensive frame-by-frame digital restoration. It’s the finest presentation ever of this science fiction classic!
A brilliantly clever and funny parody of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dark Star follows a warped intergalactic mission to blow up unstable planets. Four bored astronauts fill in time between missions catching up on their tans, playing with a suspiciously plastic-looking alien until things start to go horribly wrong with the ships computer and a ‘smart bomb’ thinks it is God.
Dark Star was originally intended to be a 68-minute student film. Hollywood Producer Jack Harris managed to convince the filmmakers to shoot 15 minutes of extra footage and released the expanded version theatrically.
LET THERE BE LIGHT: THE ODYSSEY OF ‘DARK STAR’ (Northern Premiere)
An all new, feature length documentary from Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and VCI Entertainment exploring the controversial making of the John Carpenter (Halloween) and Dan O’Bannon (Alien) classic. Includes exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers including Carpenter, Tommy Lee Wallace, and O’Bannon’s final interview. Directed by Daniel Griffith.
Venue: Anthony Burgess Institute (behind Oxford Road, Manchester)
Tickets: £6.50 (plus booking fee)
Start Time: 7.30pm
Tickets can be pre-ordered here (your ticket will be waiting for you on the night)
GRIMM’S FIRST MONTHLY HORROR DOUBLE BILL KICKS OFF 26 JANUARY WITH CULT CLASSIC ITALIAN HORROR NIGHT
Shameless Screen Entertainment is the sponsor of Grimm’s January horror double bill, which celebrates the 30th January HD remastered release of Argento’s lost masterpiece Four Flies on Grey Velvet and the 27th February release of Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man).
Venue: The Dancehouse Theatre, 10 Oxford Road, Manchester
Doors open 7.10pm. Films start 7.40pm
Tickets can be pre-ordered here (your ticket will be waiting for you on the night) or purchased from the Dancehouse box office before or on the night of the performance.
FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET (1971):
A musician is stalked by an unknown killer who’s blackmailing him for an accidental killing of another stalker. But is everything what it appears to be?
DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE (1994):
In this dark horror fantasy film, Rupert Everett is called Dellamorte Dellamore, a cemetery caretaker who is faced with an epidemic of zombies rising from their graves. Dellamorte goes on an insane killing spree to prevent the living dead from contaminating the rest of the world… his journey of surreal experiences culminating with increasingly bizarre sexual encounters with Italian sex symbol Anna Falchi, a recent widow.
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