Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 274: Monday October 4

1970s TV Movie Of The Week Special: Mucky Pup pub, 39 Queens Head Street, Islington 7.30pm

This is a Cigarette Burns Cinema production. It looks pretty intriguing and is guaranteed to be a lot of fun.

Here is the introduction from the film club's Facebook page: 

Take your mind back to the 70s, a time when televisions had secured their place in peoples homes, a time when cinemas were fighting against this new threat, a threat that was fighting back just as hard. Hollywood Studios were churning out one classic shocker after another and so too were the Television Studios. A battle of epic proportions.

One, which in many ways we are going through right now, with television shows upping the ante once again, and creating must see series like The Wire and 24. But back in the 70s, they had variety shows, half hour sitcoms and The Movie of the Week. Its these little compact 70 minute films that we'll be taking a look at. 

Often starring over the hill Hollywood actors and shot on shoe string budgets, these films went on to inspire recent classics like House of the Devil and just this year, Guillermo Del Toro released his Don't be Afraid of the Dark remake. TV movies are overlooked little masterpieces, and it's high time we take a look at two proper creepy little magic films. There will be a different format for the evening from usual - two films, no shorts, so be on time.

Come down and drink those Monday blues away. If you're unfamiliar, the Mucky Pup is limited in seating, so get down early and be kind enough to share your table.

It's FREE and we promise to have you home before midnight.

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