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Program for August 2014

 


Program for August 2014


Friday 1st August

Just Another Cult?

The Story of Father Yod (aka Jim Baker not of the Tammy Faye Baker fame couple) is a look at a radical experiment in '70s utopian living. Their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip; but their outsider ideals and the unconventional behavior of their spiritual leader, Father Yod, caused controversy with local authorities. They fled to Hawaii, leading to their dramatic demise. Years later, former family members surface and the rock band reforms, revealing how their time with Father Yod shaped their lives in the most unexpected ways.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Monday 4th August

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Twisted but True

Especially selected collection of little known historical scientific conspiracy’s and disturbing experiments are investigated. Some of the topics touched on are the Search for control of the human mind, Stalin's planet of the apes, Frank Olsen tripping with Uncle Sam, Candy Jones Manchurian candidate and the sound of Death.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 5th August

Cult Sinema

Slugs (1988)

People are dying mysteriously and gruesomely, and nobody has a clue what the cause is. Only health worker Mike Brady has a possible solution, but his theory of killer slugs is laughed at by the authorities. Only when the body count begins to rise and a slug expert from England begins snooping around does it begin to look like Mike had the right idea after all.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


 Wednesday 6th August

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm

 

 

 


Friday 8th August

One Unique Angry Writer: Harlan Ellison

Tonight a look at the life of Harlan Ellison an American writer, his principal genre is speculative fiction. His published works include over 1,700 short stories, novellas, screenplays, comic book scripts, teleplays, essays, a wide range of criticism covering literature, film, television, and print media.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


 Monday 11th August

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Mothman Today

Delve deeper and try to uncover the truth behind this unsolved mystery from 43 years ago. November 15th 1966 - numerous witnesses in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia claimed to have seen a humanoid creature with reflective eyes and wings like an insect. But far more disturbing is that the sightings were associated with over 40 deaths. Numerous theories are posed, from an Indian curse, to UFO abductions.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 12th August

Cult Sinema

The Boogens (1983)

In a small town near Denver, two young men begin to explore a long-abandoned old mine recently re-opened by a group of minors. When one the men is discovered missing, his friends begin a search that leads them to horrifying consequences. They’re all unaware of the evil that’s been unleashed and soon, one by one, a monster snatches up the townspeople. Suddenly, the grisly truth is revealed and a young couple is forced to confront the unknown in order to save their lives and the entire town.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 

 


Wednesday 13th August

Marginalized Movies

The Happy Ending (1969)

The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson (Jean Simmons), a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday life. She feels cheated by an older generation that taught her to settle for nothing less than storybook finales, people who are disillusioned and restless and don't know why, people for whom life holds no easy answers. Great supporting cast includes John Forsythe, Teresa Wright, Lloyd Bridges, Shirley Jones, Bobby Darin, Tina Louise, Dick Shawn, and Nanette Fabray.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Wednesday 13th August

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


Friday 15th August

Disturbing Documentaries

My Monkey Baby

There are around 15,000 monkeys living in people's homes in America. For some owners, the human-like qualities of monkeys make them the preferred option to kids.

My Fake Baby

Explore the world of 'reborns' - lifelike baby dolls - and the women who buy them, delving into an extraordinary    pursuit that, although bizarre to some, brings great rewards to the women involved.

Some of the dolls have beating hearts, others have tiny veins and even milk spots. Loved like real babies, they're taken for walks, cuddled and even have their nappies changed. Serious issues in both lots of people. Freaky

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Sunday 17th August

Miss Deaths Knitting Group

Do you want to learn how to knit, crochet, or any other craft? Or you just want to come along for a social (there is lot's to discuss). Boys are welcome as long as they do a craft or something useful.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 4pm with a plate.

 


Monday 18th August

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Don't Cry for Hitler Argentina

They say that history is written by the winners but over the course of time all winners must die. In hindsight what were established facts can become established lies. Nearly 70 years since the end of WW2 and many of the facts surrounding the death of Adolf Hitler are coming undone. Most people are aware that many Nazi war criminals fled to South America but how many knew that Mien Furrier retired there as well. Tonight the most compelling evidence to date that this many have been a reality. A Fourth Reich in the Sun.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 19th August

Cult Sinema

Death Machines (1976)

How can you make a kung-fu movie without involving a single person who actually has any idea how to perform kung-fu? Death Machines" (that's how) follows a trio of martial arts assassins who don't really know martial arts and don't assassinate that many people. The closest thing to an actual "death machine" in this movie is a bulldozer. Rivals “The Room” for badness on all counts

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


Wednesday 20th August

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


Friday 22nd August

Hitler: the Comedy Years

A film about the most influential man in British comedy. For fifty years, Nazis and Nazism have been a mainstay of British comedy, providing material for everyone from Monty Python and Spike Milligan to Freddie Starr and even Prince Harry. This documentary looks at the comedic portrayals of Nazis in general and Adolf Hitler in particular. Plus

 

Jerry Building: Unholy Relics of Nazi Germany

Jonathan Meade explores the architecture of Nazi Germany, from its holiday camps to its concentration camps. This episode so offended the British establishment that it was banned from the box set release he does not only poke fun at Hitler he pulls his teeth out

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Monday 25th August

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Fortean Australia

A specially compiled selection of Antipodean Forteana. Crypto zoological oddities such as the Yowie, the Thylazine, Bunyip, strange locations, odd disappearances and general weirdness from the land down under.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 26th August

Cult Sinema 16mm Film

Catwomen of the Moon (1953)

Cat-Women of the Moon" is a black and white remnant of the golden age of science fiction. The film stars Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, and Marie Windsor. The plot is simple yet ridiculous: a spacecraft carries astronauts to the moon, where the lone woman on board is telepathically commanded to lead the crew to an ancient city of cat-women, who have no men. They need to go to earth to breed, and are clearly evil given their wily ways and "Teenagers From Outer Space" style skintight leotards.

 

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 

 


Wednesday 27th August

Marginalized Movies

Reflections of a Golden Eye (1967)
"One of a kind" is a somewhat inadequate phrase to describe John Huston's 1967 Southern Gothic about sexual repression, homophobia, and insanity in an army fort. The plot of the film is so bizarre as to be stupefying. Marlon Brando plays a grotesquely closeted army major who teaches war strategy at a Southern military school, while his wife (Elizabeth Taylor) engages in a causal affair with the colonel next door (Brian Keith), whose wife (Julie Harris) spends her days in a darkened room being entertained by her Filipino houseboy while she recovers from her breakdown after the death of her infant daughter... during which she cut off her nipples with gardening shears. (As Anna Russell used to say, I am not making this up, you know.) Meanwhile, Brando stalks a handsome enlisted man at the fort (Robert Forster), who sneaks in to Taylor's bedroom late at night to spy on her while she sleeps, and who also loves to ride the base's horses in the nude. Ouch!

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


 Wednesday 27th August

 

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 


 Friday 29th August

Rediscovered and Found Footage

Another rollicking roller coaster ride through a selection of all new rediscovered footage.

The is stuff is a bottomless pit, This time we explore the world of the instructional video plus much, much more. See you at the laugh-fest.  

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


 

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