December 08, 2008 01:56pm
Grindhouse Tributes Damiano
Source: Grindhouse Film Festival
by: Company Press Release
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Join us at the New Beverly Cinema at midnight this Saturday, December 13th, as we once again turn back the clock to the days when XXX adult films were actually shown in theaters! We've put together an amazing program to pay tribute to the late director Gerard Damiano (Deep Throat, the Devil in Miss Jones), and will be screening a very rare, uncut 35mm print of his all-time XXX classic the Story of Joanna along with a selection of vintage porn trailers, snack bar ads and assorted weirdness. This will be another incredible flashback to the golden age of adult cinema, as we grind out over two hours of 35mm smut.
If we continue to draw an audience this will be a regular midnight series presenting rare 35mm prints of classic 1970's XXX films. We've shown biker films, women in prison films, kung fu, Italian zombies, gore classics... And now we present the missing piece of the classic 42nd Street film experience. Here's your chance to see golden-age adult films projected on the big screen as they were meant to be seen, surrounded by other fans and freaks. Since the rise of home-video and the internet the viewing of adult films has largely become a lonely solo pursuit, but there was a time when it was a social experience shared with others (which, we admit, could occasionally be somewhat bizarre and brain- damaging). We think it's time to bring porn out of the privacy of the home and back into theaters where it belongs. So shut down your Pc, unplug that DVD player, and come out to the New Beverly on Saturday for the full vintage porn experience!
Bring a date, bring yo' Ma, bring a dirty old man... fun for all! Happy endings not guaranteed, but always a possibility.
All of this for only $7.00, in the company of a crowd of enthusiastic fellow fans and assorted maniacs & perverts.
For additional information and schedules for upcoming events, visit our MySpace page at www.myspace.com/grindhouse.
The Grindhouse Film Festival presents Midnight Grind
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Adults 18+ Only
Tribute to Gerard Damiano
Special Guests to be announced
The Story of Joanna (1975)
Directed by Gerard Damiano
Starring Terri Hall, Jamie Gillis, Zebedy Colt and Juliet Graham
Plus vintage adult trailers, snack bar ads and other surprises!
About the Grindhouse Film Festival
The Grindhouse Film Festival events feature the screening of rare 35mm prints of cult and exploitation films from the 1960’s through the 1980’s, many of which have not been publicly shown since the drive-ins and inner city grindhouse theaters faded away twenty years ago. For one low price attendees get two feature films, a reel of rare exploitation trailers, a free raffle, and very often appearances by the directors, cast and crew of the films being shown. The event has been held monthly at Los Angeles' New Beverly Cinema since 2002 and is now expanding to other cities for occasional special screenings and midnight events.