Coming Attractions

SEE BELOW FOR  PROGRAMS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT:

CINEBEASTS                                 KINGS COUNTY CINEMA SOCIETY

FREDDIE’S BACKROOM             LUNACON

SPECTACLE THEATER               OUTDOOR COMMUNITY GARDENS

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REAL 16MM FILM, NOT VIDEO!

FREDDY’S FILM CLUB:

FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 2:00 TO 6:00

A new series at Freddy’s backroom,

hosted and curated by film archivist Movie Mike:

Presenting cinema classics, oddities and forgotten gems!

Sunday, Apr 6:

MEET MICKEY SPILLANE!

RING OF FEAR(1954)  A very entertaining  feature starring crime novelist Mickey Spillane and animal trainer Clyde Beatty as themselves.  Set in Beatty’s circus and padded out with many specialty-act performances.  Actor Sean McClory shines as a scary, scheming homicidal maniac.  He’s escaped from the nut house and joined the circus to stalk his former girlfriend and set up a series of mysterious accidents.  Beatty asks Spillane to help solve the mystery.  There is a faint echo of Nightmare Alley (1949) in the plot and characters.  The Beatty circus is still in business; you can see it every spring in Marine Park!  Spillane is best known for his hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer in a series of violent novels.

PLUS

MIKE HAMMER (1959) A TV series starring Darren McGavin, who bears a close resemblance to Spillane.  This episode was shot on location in Coney Island and shows us Surf Avenue, The Bowery, The World In Wax and the underside of the Thunderbolt coaster, as Hammer gives and gets beatings trying to recover his lost pistol.

FREDDY’S  IS A PARK SLOPE PUB WITH ROOMY CABARET SEATING IN THE BACK ROOM AND A COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE, WHERE YOU CAN GET DRINKS AND ORDER FROM A MENU OF VERY GOOD PUB FOOD. LOCATED ON 5TH AVENUE IN BROOKLYN BETWEEN 17TH AND 18TH ST. ONE BLOCK UPHILL FROM THE PROSPECT AVENUE STATION OF THE R TRAIN AND CONVENIENT TO FIFTH AVENUE BUSES.

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REAL 16MM FILM, NOT VIDEO!

FREDDY’S FILM CLUB:

FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 2:00 TO 6:00

A new series at Freddy’s Backroom

hosted and curated by film archivist Movie Mike:

Presenting cinema classics, oddities and forgotten gems!

Sunday, March 2:

IT’S WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH:

Let’s look at some female empowerment fables!

TIGER WOMAN  (1944)  An excellent female empowerment fable with serial queen Linda Stirling, who did her  own stunts and riding.  She fights men, swings on ropes, shoots lots of bad guys and rescues the hero.  Her partner is buckaroo Alan Lane (later the voice of Mr. Ed) and his sidekick is Duncan Renaldo  (later The Cisco Kid).  The Tiger Woman is the white queen of an Indian tribe in the jungles of South America, defending her  territory and people from ruthless oil prospectors.  Cut down from a 12-chapter  serial into a very coherent two-hour narrative with all the  padding and rambling trimmed out.

 

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WONDER WOMAN (1975) A TV episode from Lynda Carter’s first season as the  epic heroine.  A female nazi mad scientist (got that?) Has wired  the brain of a gorilla to attack our Amazon Princess.  And we’ll add the first chapter of a Linda Stirling serial in which she cracks Zorro’s Black Whip as The Lady Zorro!                                   

FREDDY’S  IS A PARK SLOPE PUB WITH ROOMY CABARET SEATING IN THE BACK ROOM AND A COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE, WHERE YOU CAN GET DRINKS AND ORDER FROM A MENU OF VERY GOOD PUB FOOD. LOCATED ON 5TH AVENUE IN BROOKLYN BETWEEN 17TH AND 18TH ST ONE BLOCK UPHILL FROM THE PROSPECT AVENUE STATION OF THE R TRAIN AND CONVENIENT TO 5TH AVENUE BUSES.

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REAL 16MM FILM, NOT VIDEO!

FREDDY’S FILM CLUB:

THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 2:00 TO 5:00

A new series at Freddy’s Backroom  hosted and curated by film archivist Movie Mike:

Presenting cinema classics, oddities and forgotten gems!

Sunday February 16:

IT’S BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

CABIN IN THE SKY(1943)  An excellent musical with an all-star Black cast, Eddie (Rochester) Anderson is a gambler whose soul is contested by devils and angels, protected by his  virtuous wife Ethel Waters, tempted by sizzling Lena Horn and prodded by Rex Ingraham as Lucifer, Jr.  With Butterfly McQueen, Louis Armstrong  and Mantan Moreland, directed by Vincente Minelli and Busby Berkley.

MILES OF SMILES, YEARS OF TEARS (1982)  As service workers in a luxurious sleeping-car train system, Pullman porters had both the highest status in the black community and the lowest rank on the train. They were trapped in the dual roles of charming host and obedient servant. In this brilliant color documentary, interviews with retired porters provide extensive firsthand accounts of their work, the job inequities they faced, the formation of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the strike led by A. Philip Randolph, who was later Martin Luther King’s organizer for the million-man March.

EXTRA: Race Cartoons and more!

FREDDY’S  IS A PARK SLOPE PUB WITH ROOMY CABARET SEATING IN THE BACK ROOM AND A COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE, WHERE YOU CAN GET DRINKS AND ORDER FROM A MENU OF VERY GOOD PUB FOOD. LOCATED ON 5TH AVENUE IN BROOKLYN BETWEEN 17TH AND 18TH ST. ONE BLOCK UPHILL FROM THE PROSPECT AVENUE STATION OF THE R TRAIN AND CONVENIENT TO FIFTH AVENUE BUSES.