My love affair with the movies has been a long one. Some of my greatest memories are in a darkened theater in a cramped seat eating carefully smuggled contraband candy. It all started with the now defunct Hampton Cinemas 6 (RIP 1980-2009) and ventured all over New Engalnd. During my days in Boston I haunted the Brattle and the Coolidge Corner theater like Casper the Ghost. I even got the chance to high five Chow Yun-fat at the MFA after a screening of Better Tomorrow. I’m no movie snob but I hold cinema as an artform that transcends and entertains. I am also a huge B-Movie fan and feel that many of these genre films (as I call them) are some of the greatest entries in the history of cinema. I’ve had some of my memorable experiences with these types of movies.They also are where many of our greatest filmmakers got their start.
When I was just recently asked by Concord’s own Red River Theatres to do a poster for their upcoming Friday Night Film Series I was blown away. Red River is the 10 time award awinning independent non-profit theater showing the best of current independent and foreign films, classics, documentaries and cult favorites. This is one of the places a cinema fan must support, because you just don’t see this type of theater that offers this high quality of experience just anywhere. They are few and far between especially outside of Boston. This series includes an absolutely wonderful linup of some of the best genre films to come out in the past year:
It all starts with super gonzo Hobo with a Shotgun on August 5th, and I’ll be appearing in person for the screening of Stakeland . More details to come later!