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Friday Night Weird is a weekly cult film series at the Boedecker Theater of the Dairy Arts Center. We program films of all genres, new and old, so long as they are visually striking, thematically subversive, under seen, under appreciated or just plain WEIRD.

 

Yellow Paperbacks, Black Gloves & Red Herrings: Giallo and Beyond (Nov 16 - Dec 7)

This sub-genre of horror is derived from Italian films from the 70s, usually based on crime fiction or psychological thrillers, often with an erotic or exploitation element and named for yellow paperback crime novels of the same genre. By no means an exhaustive exploration of the genre, FNW will use four weeks to look at the roots and popularization of giallo in film, its influence in the American wave of psychosexual thrillers, and the current wave of modern genre film that owes so much of its style to pulpy Italian mysteries.
 
Dressed to Kill
November 30
The genre gets Americanized, with Angie Dickenson as the sexually disatisfied housewife who cheats and gets killed, and then a high-class call girl has to solve the crime before becoming the next victim. (Brian De Palma, 1980, USA, 1:42, R)
 
Let the Corpses Tan
December 7
Taking inspiration not only from the genre, but from 70s the Mooricone film scores which were borrowed, this film goes well beyond giallo to transgressively artsy. A heist goes sideways on an island with a motley range of characters. (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, 2017, France, 1:32, NR)
 

Holiday Grab Bag (Dec 14 - 28)

Two shiny, brand new films and a nostalgic clip show for the holidays!

Border
Dec 14
Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It's almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense Vore is hiding something she can't identify. Even worse, she feels a strange attraction to him. As Tina develops a special bond with Vore and discovers his true identity, she also realizes the truth about herself. Tina, like Vore, does not belong to this world. Her entire existence has been one big lie and now she has to choose: keep living the lie or embrace Vore's terrifying revelations. (John Ajvide Lindqvist, Isabella Eklf, 2018, Sweden, 1:50, R)

Rankin/Bass Holiday Clip Show
Dec 21
Our jolly old storyteller returns to humorously introduce some of the weirdest bits of holiday stop-motion animation from the enchanted world of TV's past. This year, 27% more eggnogg for the same price! (approximately 1:30).
 
Prospect
Dec 28
A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape. (Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl, 2018, USA, 1:38, R)

 
 

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