A film society night devoted to rarely seen, obsessively loved and criminally neglected cult classics of cinema. Revisit old favourites, uncover hidden celluloid gems, indulge guilty pleasures, or just get yourself an education.
Entry by membership, membership is $5/quarter.
Every Monday from 7pm.
Monday 1 October
DANGER: DIABOLIK (Mario Bava, 1968)
Bava, renowned maestro of Italian gothic horror, strayed brilliantly into the realm of comic books and psychedelic 60s weirdness when he adapted the popular European adventures of Diabolik, a master thief unparalleled in his audacity and swinging style. John Phillip Law plays the icy cool anti-hero as he decimates every safe and financial institution known to man.
Monday 8 October
DJANGO KILL… IF YOU LIVE, SHOOT! (Guilio Questi, 1967)
Considered to be the strangest and most controversial of all Spaghetti Westerns, Django Kill stars the legendary Thomas Milan who seeks vengeance in a town called The Unhappy Place. Populated by scoundrels, secrets, and a black-clad posse of homosexual cowboys. A greatest hits selection of westerns are slammed together in a somewhat surreal tale of golden bullets and sexual depravity!
Monday 15 October
MILANO CALIBRE 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
The Godfather of Italian polizei films, di Leo's classic tale has hardman Gastone Moschin released from prison, trying to go straight, but there's no escaping the mafia, especially when they think you have $300,000 stashed away. A perfect storm of talents create one of the great unknown crime films, with Mario Adorf, Barbara Bouchet co-starring and a soundtrack by Luis Bacalov and prog-rock band Osanna.
Monday 22 October
INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION (Elio Petri, 1970)
Taking home the Grand Prix at Cannes & Best Foreign Film Oscar, Citizen has been long unavailable and is now better known for its Morricone soundtrack being covered by Fantomas. Here the Italian polizei goes Kafka as a Police Inspector murders his mistress and actively attempts to implicate himself to no avail. Brilliant satire with bite that continues to entertain and deserves a resurrection.
Monday 29 October
BABA YAGA (Corrado Farina, 1973)
Get a little kinky and strange this Halloween with some Euro-horror sleaze in this adaptation of notorious S&M comic Valentina, created by Guido Crepax. Carroll Baker (Baby Doll) stars as a mysterious sorceress haunting the Milan fashion scene, sucking luscious models into a nightmare world of lesbian seduction and shocking sadism! They don't make them like this anymore.