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MIDNIGHT MOVIES: FROM THE
MARGIN TO THE MAINSTREAM
UK: Metrodome Distribution
Cast: George Romero, John Waters, David Lynch, Alexandro Jodorowsky, Richard O'Brien. Roger Ebert, J Hoberman, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Perry Henzell, Tim Curry, Bill Quigley, Lou Adler, Bob Shaye
Director: Stuart Samuels
Countries: USA / Canada
UK: 89 mins
UK Certificate: 18
UK Release Date: 23 March 2007 (Limited Release - London, ICA)
MIDNIGHT MOVIES: FROM THE MARGIN TO THE MAINSTREAM bare a phenomenon that blew American cinema apart in the 1970s and put it back together one weird and wonderful screening at a time.
Based on the best selling book by director Stuart Samuels, this is an enthralling document of the explosion of cult film and the midnight screenings those masterpieces inspired. Directors John Waters (PINK FLAMINGOS), David Lynch (ERASERHEAD), George Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD), A Jodorowsky (EL TOPO), Perry Henzell (THE HARDER THEY COME) and Richard O'Brien (creator and star of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW) became underground superstars and their legacy is all encompassing to this day.
Each of these artists is on hand to relive these landmark productions for a new generation, alongside the producers, writers and actors like Tim Curry who were part of them, the exhibitors who played them, the legendary film critics like Roger Ebert who reviewed them and the audiences who viewed them.
Featuring a legion of clips from groundbreaking exploitation classics FREAKS, REEFER MADNESS, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, ERASERHEAD and many, many more, MIDNIGHT MOVIES is an indispensable film. It's the story of a vital movement that changed the face of film, and set the gold standard for independent film as we know it.