Joe Dante’s THE MOVIE ORGY

Part of our weekend series: Joe Dante’s Films in Films! Joe Dante in attendance!

Joe Dante created this epic movie mash-up, comprised entirely of clips, trailers, ads, and some other curious celluloid, in 1968. Originally the ORGY was 7 hours long, but just 4.5 hours remain, and we’re going to show everything we can!

“In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Dante and producer Jon Davison traveled across America screening The Movie Orgy at boozy colleges and grindhouse theaters. Today, the film can be regarded as one of the great artifacts of post-war pop culture, a jaw-dropping extravaganza of Saturday matinee B-movie trailers, commercials, Army training and sex hygiene films, newscasts, music clips, and Christian kiddie programs that have been stitched together into a demented but sharply political narrative. The film will surely be a revelation to those only familiar with the montage films of Bruce Conner and Christian Marclay’s more recent sensation, The Clock (2010).” – MoMA film calendar

Read even more about THE MOVIE ORGY at rogerebert.com or on F! This Movie… or just show up and enjoy the experience.

THE MOVIE ORGY is free for all members, or free with the purchase of three drink tickets for our regular guests! (Drink tickets are good for sodas, coffee, tea… or for our guests 21+, Olympia beer.)

270m/USA/DVCam

 

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