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Program for September 2014

 


Program for September 2014


 Monday 1st September

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Searching for Aliens

It was inevitable based on the popularity of Ancient Aliens that a companion series would be spawned. Giorgio Tsoukalos on of its most popular researchers fronts a series of world wide investigations into enduring mysteries. Tonight we travel with him to Lochness, Roswell and Germany.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 2nd September

Cult Sinema

Nightmares (1983)

Nightmares is a Twilight Zone-like anthology that features four horror tales based on urban legends! The first story 'Terror in Topanga', has a smoking addict (Cristina Raines) going out to buy some cigarettes despite there being a killer in the neighborhood. This is the scariest of the four. The second story 'Bishop of Battle', has a teenager (Emilio Estevez) who becomes so good at a video game, that the game comes to life to collect him. Kind of a mix between Tron and Last Starfighter. The third story, 'The Benediction' (based on Stephen Spielberg's 'Duel') has a priest (Lance Hendrickson) whom has lost his faith, leaving his monastery and stalked on the road by a black pick-up truck from hell, literally.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 

 


Wednesday 3rd September

Marginalized Movies

The Fox (1967)

Jill Banford and Ellen March have built a good life together on a hardscrabble Canadian farm. Then handsome Paul Grenfel enters their isolated world, and sets friend against friend. But is Paul the real trouble between Jill and Ellen? Or has his presence merely awakened the unspoken, unexplored sexual tension that always existed between the women? Sandy Dennis, Keir Dullea and Anne Heywood portray the three sides of an incendiary triangle in this breakthrough film that sparked controversy in its day and remains fascinating in ours. Based on a D.H. Lawrence novella and directed by Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond), The Fox probes the mysteries of human relationships with maturity, subtlety and candor.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Wednesday 3rd September

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

 

 

 


Monday 8th September

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

That Amityville Boy

For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathleen Lutz's story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films have continued to fascinate audiences today. This film reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and while Daniel's facts may be others fiction, the psychological scars he carries are indisputable. This documentary combines years of independent research into the Amityville case along with the perspectives of past investigative reporters and eyewitnesses, giving way to the most personal testimony of the subject to date.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 9th September

Cult Sinema

Magic (1978)

Anthony Hopkins (SILENCE OF THE LAMBS) is Corky, a painfully shy, failed magician who finds overnight success as a ventriloquist. His brash, foul-mouthed dummy, Fats, becomes a huge nightclub hit. With his star on the rise, talent agent Ben Greene (Burgess Meredith) arranges an important shot at national TV. But the pressure of failing the network’s required physical sends Corky into a panic. With Fats in tow, he flees the city to a nearly-deserted resort in the Catskills run by the love of his youth, Peggy Ann Snow (Ann-Margret). Peg’s spent years trapped in a loveless marriage with her high-school sweetheart, Duke. In Corky, she sees the chance for a loving relationship and accepts an offer to run away with him. After they make love, Corky confides to Fats that he may leave show business altogether. Fats becomes furious and lashes out at him, playing on his guilt and insecurity. Now under Fats’ control, Corky is manipulated into a series of violent and unexpected confrontations.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30


Wednesday 10th September

Marginalized Movies

Good Luck Miss Wyckoff (1979)

Set in the small town of Freedom, Kansas in 1954, GOOD LUCK, MISS WYCKOFF stars Anne Heywood as Evelyn Wyckoff, a virginal high-school teacher who learns that she has started early menopause. Feeling hopeless and isolated, she is advised by her doctor (Robert Vaughn) and psychiatrist (Donald Pleasance) to find a lover, which results in a series of brutal and horrifying events. a haunting story of ill-fated lust and sexual repression set against a backdrop of American racism.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Wednesday 10th September

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 12th September

Directed by Allan Smithee

The truth behind reviled Hollywood schlockmeister director Alan Smithee is revealed here. Identified as having directed around 50 films between the late '60s and the late '90s, Smithee -- in actuality -- is not a real person at all but is instead a Director's Guild of America-designated pseudonym for directors who, for a number of reasons, wanted their names removed from the credits of certain films. This film examines a number of the films in question and filmmakers who chose to use moniker, as well as instances when the Director's Guild refused to allow the name to be used. We learn where the name came from and why the Directors Guild of America (DGA) first allowed his name to be used on Richard Widmark's western Death of a Gunfighter (1969).

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Monday 15th September

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Finally the smoking gun! Bigfoot is real.

Slyvanic”s Todd standing has the best footage since the Patterson/Gimlin film since the late 60's in HD. Also come along on the hunt of a lifetime into the heart of the American wildness with the most expert of trackers as they capture the Ohio Grassman, the biggest of the bigfoot's. Not to be missed and not for the faint hearted.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 16th September

Cult Sinema

Schlock (1973)

Schlock is a fun twist on an old tale. Schlock - an ape man frozen/preserved is accidentally released and goes on a rampage. Mayhem follows with typical over the top slash and gore in the same vein as "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes". Played fully with tongue in cheek - like a television competition to "Guess how many people these body part will make". John Landis plays the part of Schlock and although expressing emotions through a monkey suit is not easy - he gets the point across.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 

 


Wednesday 17th September

Marginalized Movies

Secret Ceremony (1968)

Leonora, a prostitute, mourns the death by drowning years earlier of her daughter. She encounters a strange waif-like girl, Cenci, who bears a strong resemblance to her lost child. Cenci is herself struck by the great resemblance of Leonora to her own mother, whose death the mentally unstable Cenci has been unable to accept or even acknowledge. The two women quickly develop a symbiotic relationship, moving in and out of the illusion that each is the lost loved one of the other. The complicating factor is the arrival of Albert, Cenci's stepfather, whose incestuous attachment to her may well be the cause of her mind's unbalance. With Albert's arrival, no one in the strange trio is safe. It stars Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow, Robert Mitchum, Pamela Brown, and Peggy Ashcroft. Joseph Losey directed.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Wednesday 17th September

 

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 19th September

Art Revolution by Women

Through intimate interviews, provocative art, and rare, historical film and video footage, this feature documentary reveals how art addressing political consequences of discrimination and violence, the Feminist Art Revolution radically transformed the art and culture of our times.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Sunday 21st September

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 22nd September

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

The Unexplained ….

Taken from over ten new productions for television, out of the U.S.A and Canada comes a mind shattering compilation of all that is Fortean. We still do not know much at all about the planet we inhabit and many of these cases will attest to that fact. Just some of the material covered tonight will include the on going cattle mutilations, strange disappearances of people and objects, anomalous skeletons and out of place artifacts.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Tuesday 23rd September

Cult Sinema

Devilfish (1984)

Several boats are torn apart, badly wrecked corpses are washed ashore... something horrible is out in the Caribbean sea. The teeth marks on the bodies don't lead to any known animal, so scientist Dr. Stella Dickens suspects it's a so far unknown life form and strives to catch it alive. She doesn't know yet that ruthless scientists have genetically created this creature as a bioweapon, or that it has been designed to reproduce by asexual means. And that the company she works for created the creature and will stop at nothing to keep their secret.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


Wednesday 24th September

Marginalized Movies

Once is not Enough (1975)

In this high-suds potboiler based on the bestselling novel by Jacqueline Susann, Mike Wayne (Kirk Douglas) is a past-his-prime movie producer who lives to make his college-age daughter January (Deborah Raffin) happy. January is also very fond of her father, perhaps more so than would seem healthy to the casual observer. Desperate to keep financing the good life for his daughter, Mike weds Deidre Granger (Alexis Smith), a wealthy bisexual who isn't about to give up her long-term relationship with Karla (Melina Mercouri). January finds herself pursued by suave playboy David Milford (George Hamilton), but she's more strongly attracted to Tom Colt (David Janssen), a middle-aged alcoholic novelist who reminds January of her father. Brenda Vaccaro won a Golden Globe award (and received an Oscar nomination) for her supporting performance as the man-crazy editor of a fashion magazine.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Wednesday 24th September

 

 

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 26th September

The True Story of Highway Safety Films

Hells Highway recovers a missing chapter of American film history as it examines the fascinating and shocking driver education films of yesteryear. Produced between 1959 and 1979 by a group of volunteers in Mansfield, Ohio, these films promoted safety by presenting color footage of careless driving's dark consequences: blood-stained wreckage, injured bodies, fresh corpses. In the 1970s and '80s, these films disappeared from the American classroom and assumed an almost mythical status among those who had once seen them. Hell's Highway unearths these artifacts of grim Americana and interviews the filmmakers responsible for this radical educational movement.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Monday 29th September

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Russian Yeti

Retract the steps of one of the most notorious incidents in the history of modern Russia. In 1959 in the Ural mountains region on the trail of the Dyatlov pass nine hikers went missing eventually turning dead and mutilated under unknown circumstances, In subzero temperature they tried to flee from their tents but all died close to their camp site. Could they have been victims of the Russian Yeti? New ground breaking evidence may just prove that.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 

 


Tuesday 30th September

Cult Sinema

The Unborn (1991)

Unable to have a child by natural means -- though not for lack of trying -- Brooke Adams and hubby visit genetics specialist James Karen. The treatment works, and soon Brooke finds herself pregnant... but it ain't quite the wonderful event people tell me it is. Instead, Brooke and other patients of the good doctor start experiencing oozing rashes and psychic links with their UNBORN babies. There's exploding navels, bitchy talk show hostesses, killer lesbians (in the film's most sparkling scene), ersatz embryos, car crashes, mutant babies, self-abortions and a back alley abortionist. Mare Winningham is great as the crazed mutant mother-to-be, trying to piece together the zany events while her world crumbles around her

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


 

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