Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 190: Monday July 11

Faster, Pussycat! Kill!Kill! (Meyer, 1965: Sanctum Soho Hotel, 20 Warwick Street, London, W1B, 7pm

This is a Society Film Club @ Sanctum Soho screening and you can find out more about the people behind the club here. 

Their film nights are clearly going from strength to strength as this news item in West End Extra testifies.

Tonight’s entertainment, the central part of which is a screening of Russ Meyer’s 1965 exploitation movie, also features author and journalist Jessica Berens talking about her experiences when she met the stars of the movie.

The film club’s Nurse Ratched explains the appeal of Meyer’s work:
“Meyer wasn't just a better filmmaker than most in the soft-core porn industry. Technically and cinematically, he was easily one of the most exciting and inspiring independent filmmakers working in America. His films are about big tits and more big tits. They are about women who want and men who want, and wanting as a way of life. They are about sex and how it is such a joke and such a part of life and all the ways we try to ignore our instincts just make it a bigger part of life. But, mostly, they are about big tits.”

As you can see from the trailer here.

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