In February, the inaugural installment of the Supertrash Film Festival took over the Bagdad Theater with three days of burlesque, art, and pulp cinema. Now—a scant three months later—Supertrash is back, bringing with it another batch of beloved classics from the '70s and '80s, as well as some not-so-beloved non-classics and a bunch of "bonus features," from an exhibit of burlesque and crime scene photos to an Elvira pinball contest to (and this might be the most worrisome phrase ever written) an "on-site massage therapy with added didgeridoo."
Okay, what the fuck about the didgeridoo massage, but whatever—the movies here, or at least a few of them, are the draw. Kicking off the fest is Francis Ford Coppola's underrated Rumble Fish (1983), based on S.E. Hinton's badass young adult novel (S.E. Hinton rules!), and over the next two days, there are some other good bets: the 1973 Dirty Harry flick Magnum Force; 1987's goofy Corey Feldman/Corey Haim team-up The Lost Boys; and the sweet, sweet sounds of Willie Nelson's 4th of July Celebration (1979), which "captures a 1974 Texas-style Woodstock in all its drunken, stoned prowess." (If anybody's as cool as S.E. Hinton, it's Willie.)
Other screenings include the Sherman Hemsley comedy Ghost Fever (1987), and Boarding House (1982), an "unclassifiable supernatural-slasher-sexball comedy."
Admission is $5 per film, or all-day passes are available for $15. More info: myspace.com/supertrashfest.
Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Supertrash: Boarding House, Supertrash: Ghost Fever, Supertrash: Magnum Force, Supertrash: Rumble Fish, or Supertrash: The Lost Boys