CATEGORIES Action, Fandom, Exhibition, Quentin Tarantino, Other Festivals, Cinematical Indie, Movie News, CinematicalIf you live in the Los Angeles area and you've been looking forward to Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film Grindhouse, now you can have a taste of the real thing. The New Beverly Cinema will host the Los Angeles Grindhouse Festival all through March and April ... programmed by Tarantino himself. Take a look at the New Beverly calendar and you can see the lineup includes a variety of exploitation films. My favorite triple-feature listed on the calendar is for The Swinging Barmaids, The Swingin' Pussycats, and The Swinging Cheerleaders -- gotta love the Seventies.
I'm a little concerned because April is often the month for QT Fest in Austin, when Tarantino brings a lot of grindhouse films here along with other films he likes. What's he doing in LA? I suppose it's only fair that other cities get a turn, and Austin is already so excited about Grindhouse that no further promotion is necessary. I recognize a lot of QT Fest standards in the New Beverly lineup: Roger Vadim's Pretty Maids All in a Row, the Filipino exploitation film The Muthers, Rolling Thunder and The Blood-Spattered Bride. One word of advice to LA filmgoers: make sure you've had some sleep before you see The Legend of the Wolf Woman. I saw it at the end of an all-night marathon and it can really mess with your mind if you're sleep-deprived.
[via Risky Biz Blog]