Dork Shelf talks to all nigh B-movie maven and host of Shock and Awe (happening at Toronto's Revue Cinema this Friday at 11:30pm) Dion Conflict about this year’s selections, the work that goes into the festival, his love for Shock and Awe crowds, spaghetti westerns, sex flicks being on the cutting edge of technology, being duped into seeing Mac and Me a second time in theatres, programming shorts between the features, how the mystery feature stays under wraps (with a slight tease for this year), and finding the right times to run certain movies that might not have gone over as well a year or two prior.
Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Shock & Awe: The All Night B-Movie Marathon on Saturday, September 29th starting at 11:30pm at Toronto's Revue Cinema - featuring rare 35mm presentations of Bloodsport, Mac & Me and many more - courtesy of Dork Shelf, Dion Conflict, and Revue Cinema.
No DVD column this week, but we'll return with it next week. Instead, we take a look at a whopping FIVE film festivals kicking off in Toronto this week: the 7th annual Canadian Film Fest, the Canadian Music Week Film Fest, Water Docs, the 13th annual aluCine Latin Film Festival, and Creepy Christian Cinema.
We sit down for an in-depth talk with all night grindhouse movie maven Dion Conflict to talk about his sixth annual SHOCK AND AWE event (happening Saturday at The Revue in Toronto) with a history of the series, a film by film breakdown of this year's selections, and why the fans of these films are more important that ever.
THE CONFLICT ARCHIVES opens the vaults to present to you some lost Ed Wood Jr fare, not even on DVD and not seen on the big screen for many many decades, ANYWHERE! And if you’ve never seen the collaborative work between Ed Wood and Bulgaria’s A.C. Stephen, you are in for a treat indeed!
TORONTO UNDERGROUND CINEMA, DION CONFLICT AND EYESORE CINEMA PRESENT: SCREW VALENTINES! Single and don’t know what to do while your happily couple friends gulp down papaya and copulate on red satin sheets? Disgruntled jilted ex lovers unite finally with “SCREW VALENTINES!” an event for those of us not getting boxes of chocolate and getting that “soul mate” drunk off cheap champagne. SCREW VALENTINES! Is not just a film screening, but an event where before the film you can win prizes with games including: “Worst Heartbreak”, “Those crazy STD’s!” and “Pump and Dump”.
Shock & Awe: The Dusk ‘Til Dawn Grindhouse Experience returns to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, September 25th at 11:30pm and we’re giving away three pairs of tickets! The all night event features six awesome movies all presented on film (16mm and 35mm), and is guaranteed to be the only fest where you’ll see Donny […]