Current & Upcoming Films
THE TRASH TREASURES OF JON MORITSUGU
Combining the tropes of 60s art-house cinema with the primitive punk aesthetics of the Cinema of Transgression, Jon Moritsugu has been making movies far outside the mainstream for over twenty-five years. While his work has screened at venues as high profile as the Sundance, Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals and even public television, he continually shirks convention and classification. After making his name with a series of hand-made 16mm features, he’s recently embraced video with a fervor and a freeness to which every young filmmaker should be paying attention. Moritsugu’s world is overflowing with eye-popping production design, eardrum-destroying rock ‘n’ roll, gross-outs aplenty and deadpan one-liners you’ll be quoting for weeks. Special thanks to Zach Clark and Spectacle Theater!
Saturday, June 1:
In the tradition of BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS, Moritsugu's very first feature is the story of a female rock trio - sponsored by a sinister meat corporation. Our narrator is the bass player, who falls in love with a real pig's head that thinks out loud. See why Roger Ebert walked out after 7 minutes! Dir. Jon Moritsugu. 1990. Digital. 70 min. 9:30pm