Hollowood Theater presents Grindhouse film festival

Published Feb 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm (Updated Feb 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm)

Fans of the grindhouse film genre will want to mark their calenders for Feb. 23, when Hollywood Theater in Dormont will host 13 Hours of Grindhouse.

Modern filmmakers from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez to Eli Roth, Rob Zombie and Edgar Wright have been unabashed in their love for genre films, and the influence they have on their work.

Pittsburgh’s Exploitation Celebration, a day-long program of exploitation, drive-in and grindhouse films from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s will feature nine distinct movies from around the world, representing a variety of film sub-genres, from blaxploitation, biker dramas and martial arts action to spaghetti westerns, slashers and women-in-prison films.

Movies tentatively scheduled to be shown include: “Savage!” (aka “Back Valor,” 1973, Philippines), “Angels from Hell” (1968, USA), “Wolf-Devil Woman” (1982, Taiwan), “The Killing Machine” (1976, Japan), “Weapons of Death” (1977, Italy), “Massacre Time” (aka “The Brute and the Beast,” 1966, Italy), “Pieces” (1982, Spain), “The Big Bust Out” (1972, Italy/West Germany) and “Ilsa, the Tigress of Siberia” (1977, Canada).

Although most are unrated, all films being shown during the event are R in nature. No children under 17 will be admitted unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In addition to the films, there will also be a select number of vendors on hand in the theater’s lobby and lower level, selling a wide range of movie-related items such as DVDs, books, records, magazines, posters, T-shirts and original works of art.

Admission is $15 for an all-day pass, or $5 for a single movie. Doors open at 11 a.m., with the first feature beginning at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, visit www.thehollywooddormont.org.

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