Friday, 14 January 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 15: Saturday Jan 15, 2011

Street Trash: Rio Cinema, 11.30pm

The midnight movie is one of the great traditions of the repertory cinema repertoire and Cigarette Burns, run by Josh Saco, has certainly made its mark on the London scene in the past year with a number of original and exciting late-night screenings at its adopted Rio cinema home in Dalston.

Seventies proto-slasher Black Christmas was shown in the run up to the holidays last month while Mario Bava's Danger: Diabolik and Dario Argento's Suspiria have also featured in recent months.  

Tonight's presentation should not disappoint those in search of archetypal late-night film fare. Street Trash is a classic piece of 80s US exploitation cinema - described by Chicago Reader's chief critic J R Jones as "a smorgasbord of smut, gross-out gags, and grisly special effects, with politically incorrect digs at blacks, women, the disabled, Vietnam vets, and, of course, the destitute".

Here is the trailer.

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