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Upcoming Screenings – November 2011

While many of us discovered canuxploitation films through late night TV screenings and VHS rentals, there’s still something special about catching a locally produced B-movie classic in the theatre alongside other Canadian film fans. Here’s a selection of classic Canadian B-movie screenings happening soon.

CARRY ON, SERGEANT! — 35mm
Wednesday November 9, 7pm
Bytowne Cinema, Ottawa
The latest film in The Lost Dominion Screening Collective‘s Canadian Cult Revue season is a restored print of this WWI silent Canadian classic. More info here.

THE NEPTUNE FACTOR— 16mm
Friday November 11, 9:30pm
Trash Palace, Toronto
Mind-boggling tax shelter excess plays out like an underwater version of 2001 with special effects that look like they were shot in the fish aisle of a local pet store. More info here.

SMASH CUT — DV
Saturday November 19, 9pm

Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa
A David Hess memorial screening of Lee Demarbre’s 2009 Ottawa-shot H.G. Lewis tribute, part of a double bill with LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. More info here.

THE PEANUT BUTTER SOLUTION — 35mm
Monday November 21, 7pm
Innis Hall, University of Toronto
Free screening! This mind-warping kid’s film, part of Rock Demer’s TALES FOR ALL lineup, has it all–pubic hair jokes, scary homeless people, paintbrushes made out of children’s hair and Degrassi’s Yick. More info here.

DEADLY EYES — 16mm
Friday November 25, 8pm
Blue Sunshine Psychotronic Film Centre, Montreal
Hide your fancy cheeses! Toronto is overrun by giant killer rats in this fun piece of 1980s schlock by director Robert Clouse (ENTER THE DRAGON).  More info here.

LOVING & LAUGHING — 35mm
Monday November 28, 7pm
Innis Hall, University of Toronto
Free screening! A very rare screening of a 1971 maple syrup porn comedy direct from the vaults of Cinepix! More info here.

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Upcoming Screenings – Halloween Edition!

While many of us discovered canuxploitation films through late night TV screenings and VHS rentals, there’s still something special about catching a locally produced B-movie classic in the theatre alongside other Canadian film fans. With the Halloween season well upon us, here’s just a selection of worthwhile classic Canadian horror screenings happening this week.

CATHY’S CURSE — 35mm
Monday October 24, 7pm
Innis Hall, University of Toronto
Free screening! Cinepix tapped French director Eddy Matalon for this Montreal-lensed rip-off of The Exorcist.

THE MASK
Wednesday October 26, 8:30pm
TIFF BELL Lightbox, Toronto
 The Toronto Film Reference Library presents Julian Roffman’s 1961 classic The Mask, in 3-D! Don’t miss this rare screening of the first Canadian horror film on its 50th anniversary! More info here.

RABID — 35mm
Wednesday October 26,  6:50pm
Bytowne Cinema, Ottawa
The Lost Dominion Screening Collective keeps the ball rolling on its second Canadian Cult Revue season as rabid Montrealers run wild, infected by Marilyn Chamber’s parasitic underarms. More info here.

SHIVERS — 35mm
Thursday October 27, 9pm
Revue Cinema, Toronto
Free screening! Fango editor-in-chief Chris Alexander unspools David Cronenberg’s nightmarish 1975 classic of body horror paranoia as part of his ongoing Film School Confidential series. Special guests are slated to appear. More info here.

PROM NIGHT — 16mm
Friday October 28, 8pm
Blue Sunshine Psychotronic Film Centre, Montreal
Blood-spattered prom suits and dresses highly encouraged– be crowned the king and queen of Blue Sunshine’s BLOODY PROM as you thrill to this bloody “dead teenager” Canadian slasher classic. More info here.

MY BLOODY VALENTINE
Monday October 31, 6:30pm
TIFF BELL Lightbox, Toronto
Director George Mihalka will be in attendance to discuss the MPAA’s attack of his gleefully gory East coast Canadian slasher flick and to present the film’s censored scenes. More info here.

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This Week in Screenings

While many of us discovered canuxploitation films through late night TV screenings and VHS rentals, there’s still something special about catching a locally produced B-movie classic in the theatre alongisde other Canadian film fans. Here’s just a selection of worthwhile screenings happening this week.

ILSA SHE WOLF OF THE SS  — 35mm
Friday September 16, Midnight
Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon
Bad Monster Films is proud to present one of the most controversial films ever to be produced with Canadian money! It’s SHOCKING! It’s DEPRAVED! It’s VIOLENT! It’s SADISTIC! It’s ILSA! More info here.

DEADLY EYES — 16mm
Saturday September 17, 10pm
Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa
The Lost Dominion Screening Collective kicks off its second Canadian Cult Revue season as Toronto is overrun by giant killer rats in DEADLY EYES. Introduced by Trash Palace programmer/Canuxploitation contributor Jonathan Culp! More info here.

PROM NIGHT — 35mm
Thursday September 22, 9pm
Revue Cinema, Toronto
Fango editor-in-chief Chris Alexander brings this Canadian bloody “dead teenager” slasher classic as part of his ongoing Film School Confidential series.  Actress Mary Beth Rubens is slated to appear and will particpate in a Q&A. No disco dancing in the aisles, please. More info here.

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A Q&A with Lost Dominion Screening Collective’s Paul Gordon

Based out of Ottawa, the Lost Dominion Screening Collective is a group of film professionals, enthusiasts and students that are dedicated to bringing forgotten,  rarely-shown Canadian classics back to the big screen. A lofty goal for any programmer, but the recently formed collective, or LDSC for short, makes a special effort to delve deeply into tax shelter era for their popular screenings at Ottawa’s Bytowne and Mayfair theatres.

On September 17, 2011, the LDSC is set to launch the second season of their largest film series, the Canadian Cult Revue, the only long running program of its kind in Canada. Tickets are already on sale for this unique screening series that features double and triple-bills of an exciting lineup of classic Canadian B-movie fare, including DEADLY EYES, RABID, PAPERBACK HERO and THE PEANUT BUTTER SOLUTION, as well as a few “lost” gems recently uncovered in the film collection of Library and Archives Canada. One of the collective’s founders, Paul Gordon, talked to Canuxploitation.com about the LDSC’s upcoming Canadian Cult Revue series and offered some of his thoughts on the state of Canadian genre filmmaking today.

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