Crazy for Swayze: TO WONG FOO & ROAD HOUSE (35mm)
May 18 only
Go crazy for Patrick Swayze in all of his underrated onscreen glory in a double feature of TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NEWMAR & ROAD HOUSE!
While these films aren’t critically acclaimed, they are widely loved. Patrick Swayze brings you badass Pageant Queen realness, then, sheds her ball gown for cowboy boots and a P.H.D. in philosophy and kicking ass. We are crazy for Swayze because he genuinely commits to his roles. In both films, he draws the line, crosses it, and still turns out to be the good “guy.” Cheer on as miss Vida Boheme and Dalton take on the town bullies and win their knock down, drag out fights. Cult Couture.
7pm: TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING JULIE NEWMAR
Elite Manhattan drag queens Vida Boheme (Patrick Swayze) and Noxeema Jackson (Wesley Snipes) impress regional judges in the competition, securing berths in the Nationals in Los Angeles. When the two meet pathetic drag novice Chi-Chi Rodriguez (John Leguizamo) — one of the losers that evening — the charmed Vida and Noxeema agree to take the hopeless youngster under their joined wing. Soon the three set off on a madcap road trip across America and struggle to make it to Los Angeles in time.
Directed by Beeban Kidron. 109 minutes. 35mm. 1995
The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton (Patrick Swayze) has been hired to clean it up. He might not look like much, but the Ph.D.-educated bouncer proves he’s more than capable — busting the heads of troublemakers and turning the roadhouse into a jumping hot-spot. But Dalton’s romance with the gorgeous Dr. Clay puts him on the bad side of cutthroat local big shot Brad Wesley.
Directed by Rowdy Herrington. 114 minutes. 35mm. 1989
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