Saturday, May 24: Odd Obsessions Foreign Film Series & Dance Party Ting!
This month’s feature is another Odd Obsession favorite: Wild Zero
Ace, a rockabilly fan who really wants to be cool, is on his way to seeing his favorite group Guitar Wolf when a strange thing occurs … aliens invade the Earth and people start returning to life as flesh-eating zombies! Enlisting the help of the (real-life) Japanese rock/ punk band Guitar Wolf (and self-proclaimed coolest rock band in the world), Ace and the members of the band get entangled in many misadventures with crazy rock managers in very tight shorts, transsexuals, naked women shooting guns in the shower, and bloodthirsty zombies ready to tear them apart. Leather jackets, loud over-modulated music, laser guitar picks, motorcycles, muscle cars, and LOTS of fire.
(1999 / 98 minutes / Japanese w/ English subtitles)
After the movie you’ll be treated to an all vinyl selection from Impala Sound’s Esteban Lagrue, Dave Mata, Rad Brian, and Nic the Graduate, with special guest (and mean beatmaker) Radius. Cosmos Ray and Daniel Fernandez bless the mic late night as usual.
We’ll be showing a variety of Japanese Exploitation films from the 60’s to current Tokyo shock cinema throughout the night to accompany the music after the Wild Zero screening. Expect some Heavy Dub and Dancehall chunes later in the night.