I should note that, although I usually host a double feature, I realized that the movie I chose for April 15 will need the night to itself. Now I don't plan to do single features from now on, but this movie is so powerful that I knew nothing would be able to follow it. So why try? And just what will this impressive feature be?
That's right, quite possibly the best bad movie (yes, I've thrown down the gauntlet; Troll 2 and The Room fans, have at me): a movie so inept in every way possible (writing, casting, acting, cinematography, direction, editing, sound design, sound editing, special effects) that it is also one of the most entertaining pictures you're likely to see. That is, if you do it right: lots of drinkin' and witty joke-making. As with all movie nights, I'm looking for an MST3K vibe, which won't be hard with Birdemic. If you can't produce witticisms to lob at Birdemic, then...well...you've failed as a person.
Movie Night Date: Sunday, April 15
Start Time: PM
Location: 683 Washington Ave (between St. Marks and Prospect Place)
Requirements: As always, bring your appetite for Sunday night drinking.
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
dir. James Nguyen
Length: 90 minutes
Start Time: PM
What can be said about Birdemic that Andrew Sarris hasn't already stated more eloquently about Citizen Kane? Birdemic is the Holy Grail of bad movies I had always sought but long thought a myth. So imperfect, so inept (hell, there's even a typo in the opening credits), and, most importantly, so sincere, James Nguyen's film is a testament to heights one man can achieve when armed only with a camera, a dream, and no talent. It's one thing to make a bad movie; it's another thing altogether to believe so wholeheartedly in your creation that logic and craftsmanship are but hindrances to the achievement of your vision. There are bad movies and there are bad movies. And then there's Birdemic.