Friday Night Weird
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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.
The Road Movie
January 26th @ 8:45 PM
A mosaic of asphalt adventures, landscape photography, and some of the craziest footage you’ve ever seen, Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s THE ROAD MOVIE is a stunning compilation of video footage shot exclusively via the deluge of dashboard cameras that populate Russian roads. The epitome of a you-have- to-see- it-to- believe-it documentary, THE ROAD MOVIE captures a wide range of spectacles through the windshield—including a comet crashing down to Earth, an epic forest fire, and no shortage of angry motorists taking road rage to wholly new and unexpected levels—all accompanied by bemused commentary from unseen and often stoic drivers and passengers.
February - Black Panther Month
An exploration of lesser known black Sci-Fi/Fantasty with CU's RAP Lab
For anyone who loves film, comic books, or science fiction, February isn't just Black History Month, it's Black Panther Month. And in anticipation of the long awaited Marvel superhero movie, Friday Night Weird teamed up with the Labratory for Race and Popular Culture (RAP Lab) at the University of Colorado Boulder to bring audiences a series of underseen and underappreciated sci-fi/fantasy films providing cultural commentary on the black experience. Stick around each night for discussions on the theme and individual films with members of RAP Lab!
Attack the Block
February 2nd @ 8:45 PM
From the producers of Shaun of the Dead, Attack the Block is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen street gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing project into a sci-fi battleground, the low-income apartment complex into a fortress under siege. And it turns a crazy mix of tough street kids into a team of kick ass heroes. It's inner city versus outer space and it's going to explode.
The Brother From Another Planet
February 9th @ 8:45 PMWriter-director John Sayles plays with gentle irony on conventions of the American slave narrative in chronicling the adventures of “The Brother,” a mute alien who comes to Harlem by way of Ellis Island (and outer space). The Brother’s seriocomic encounters with barflies and junkies, racist cops and street preachers—as well as ordinary folks just trying to get by—offer a timeless tale of two cities, segregated as always by race and class yet pulsating with immigrant life.
Space is the PlaceFebruary 16th @ 8:45 PM
Science fiction, blaxploitation, cosmic free-jazz and radical race politics combine when Sun Ra returns to earth in his music-powered space ship to battle for the future of the black race and offer an 'alter-destiny' to those who would join him. Intentionally created as an homage to the low-budget science fiction films of the 50's and 60's, Space is the Place became a visual embodiment of Sun Ra's Afro-Egyptian myth of salvation in outer space. The special effects, outrageous plot line and apocalyptic message harmonize with the otherworldly score and a climactic live performance by one of the most innovative and profound groups in jazz history.