Current & Upcoming Films
THUNDERCRACK! / SIRENS OF THE 23RD CENTURY
In honor of Jennifer Kroot's dazzling & endlessly entertaining film,
IT CAME FROM KUCHAR, The Roxie presents an
Irresistible, Debauchery-Filled Double Feature
Directed by Curt McDowell. Written by and featuring George Kuchar.
1975, 152 minutes.
ULTRA-RARE SCREENINGS OF THE COMPLETE VERSION!
Tuesday, April 27 ONLY!
“Witness if you dare, the world’s only underground kinky art porno horror film, complete with four men, three women, and a gorilla. Ecstasy so great that all heaven and hell becomes just one big old Shangri-La! … With the initial setup of an atmospheric gothic horror tale – dark stormy night breakdown featuring a creepy old house on the hill – it quickly turns into a bawdy, graphic, and darkly comic orgy. Dead drunk, horny, and delirious Marion Eaton commands the screen as one of cinema’s weirdest female characters, while George Kuchar falls madly in love with a gorilla. … The most dialogue you will ever see in porn and the most porn you will ever see in a melodrama, THUNDERCRACK! is a volatile marriage of genres, fluid sexuality, and depraved perversion.” –D.A. Johnston, FRAMELINE
SIRENS OF THE 23RD CENTURY
Written and Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot
2003, 86 minutes.
Jennifer Kroot and various cast members, including "Kitten on the Keys" will be there IN PERSON!
"In SIRENS OF THE 23RD CENTURY, Jennifer Kroot (IT CAME FROM KUCHAR) recreates a world where exaggerated femininity is outlawed. No fashion; no make-up; no silicone breasts; and no self-obsessing beautification. All behaviors such as plucking, tweezing, and concealing are banned—punishable by imprisonment in “fashion work camps” or death. The Facist and conservative Men’s Plainness Advocacy has eliminated ancient beauty, asserting that beautiful women are disposable.
So what’s a girl to do? Call in the Beauty Renegades—the self-proclaimed “victims of the 23rd century” who execute regular guerilla raids on their repressive government. After all, “A life without skin care is not a life worth living,” professes Princess Helen, the narrator and principle heroine who escapes Troy (her appointed lover) only to meet lustful Dianna, the Amazonian leader of the feminist movement. Together they must contend with the gender-bending antics of Dianna’s sidekick Gabriel, the Renegade defector Liluth (who has stolen the Hanger 51 sex files that jeopardize the Plainness Advocacy’s regime), and even Dianna’s own wealth of over-the-top insecurities that fuel this perverse, coming-of-age fantasy lived out in a colorful and bizarre parallel universe." - FRAMELINE. With Rod Chaouqi, Paul D'Addario, Felecia Faulkner, Trevor Hale, Richard Harder, and Rachel Klyce. Puppet Wrangling & Organ Donations by Tina Kroot.