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Washington Psychotronic Film Society
March 9th
MEGAFORCE (1982, USA|Hong Kong)
Every Monday ● 8pm at ACRE 121 Official WPFS Facebook Page WPFS Facebook Forum WPFS Livejournal Blog
FREE! 


Monday, March 9that 8pm

Washington Psychotronic Film Society
Before there was G.I. Joe, there was


MEGAFORCE (1982, USA|Hong Kong)

MegaForce


(1982, USA|Hong Kong)

Directed and Co-written by
Hal Needham
(Smokey and the Bandit, The Cannonball Run, Hooper, Rad, Stroker Ace)

Deeds, not words. Politically correct before politically correct was even in yet, this feel-good, good-triumphs-over-evil-and-kicks-their-butt kinda movie has members from all nations of the world working together for a common cause: To preserve freedom and justice, battling the forces of tyranny and evil, in every corner of the globe. Not to mention tight jumpsuits, a cheesy parachute love scene, and a flying motorcycle. Remember: The good guys always win, even in the '80s!

Starring Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Michael Beck (The Warriors, Xanadu), Persis Khambata (Star Trek: The Motion Picture), Edward Mulhare (Knight Rider), and Henry Silva (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century).
 

FREE admission!!!

screening at
Acre 121
1400 Irving St. NW #109, Washington, DC

Just a couple doors west of the Columbia Heights Metro station on the Green/Yellow line.
 

AROUND THE WEB

COMING SOON!

Every Monday ● 8pm at ACRE 121
1400 Irving St. NW #109, Washington, DC



March 16th

Wizards
(1977, USA)

Written, Directed, and Produced by
Ralph Bakshi
(Fritz the Cat, The Lord of the Rings, Cool World, Fire and Ice)

A bizarre and psychedelic meditation on magic vs. technology. In a bleak future that's a blend of World War II Europe and Tolkien's Middle-earth, a runty wizard must save the world from fascist mutants controlled by his evil twin brother. Seems the bad bro likes to toy with enemy armies by projecting films of Adolf Hitler speeches during attacks. Painted live-action footage of advancing Nazi armies contrasts with Saturday-morning-cartoon-style animation of fairies and elves. Animator Ralph Bakshi blends everything from swords and sorcery to kung fu and nuclear catastrophe in this bizarre flick.

Featuring the voice talents of
Mark Hamill (Star Wars),
Susan Tyrell (Cry-Baby, Forbidden Zone), and many more!
 
WIZARDS (1977, USA), click for trailer

Click for trailer

 


March 23rd

El
Topo

(1970, Mexico)

Written by, Directed by, and Starring
Alejandro Jodorowsky
(The Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre, Jodorowsky's Dune,
Fando and Lis, The Dance of Reality)


Chew on these peyote buttons, Sparky, cause this surreal western is filled with amputees, blood, freaks, and whippings just like in the Bible only taken with a grain of Buddhism 101. One of the first cult midnight films ever and one of the trippiest.
 
EL TOPO (1970, Mexico), click for trailer

Click for trailer

 


March 30th

Plan 9
from
Outer
Space

(1959, USA)

Written, Directed, and Produced by
Ed Wood
(Glen or Glenda, Bride of the Monster, Orgy of the Dead, Jail Bait)

Once every generation, a film defines a genre. Ed Wood's "true" story of aliens raising the dead to kill the living is just such a film.

Featuring
Bela Lugosi (Dracula, White Zombie, Bride of the Monster), Vampira (The Vampira Show), and Tor Johnson (Bride of the Monster, The Beast of Yucca Flats, Night of the Ghouls, The Unearthly).

"You see? You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid!"
 
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1959, USA), click for trailer

Click for trailer

 
 

The Washington Psychotronic Film Society is dedicated to the appreciation and defense of: Independent, cutting-edge, student, experimental, anime, off-beat, underground, obscure, super-8, low-budget, classic, forgotten, must-see, and just about anything on film: Movies of Peculiar Interest

Hosted by
The Incorrigible Dr. Schlock.
Arrive early for some
rare eye-candy and groovy tunes.
Enter our raffle and win some
cheap prizes after the show.

All screenings are
free, but a donation to help cover our expenses is suggested.

The WPFS is a
non-profit organization, founded in 1989 by Melanie Scott.


KEEP IN TOUCH WITH US!
Special Thanks to
Chocolate Moose
“From the Sublime to the Ridiculous”
 
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