2012/08/13 17:51:46 UTC

Squirm, Blue Sunshine, and Just Before Dawn Screenings with Director Jeff Lieberman

Interested in watching cult classics Squirm, Blue Sunshine, and Just Before Dawn on the big screen? How about with director Jeff Lieberman in attendance? You’re in luck if you live in the NYC area or are interested in traveling. The screenings will be taking place this weekend and we have all the details.

The event will take place at the Anthology Film Archives on August 17, 18, and 19 and is presented by Cinema Retro Magazine and David Savage.

SQUIRM – by Jeff Lieberman – 1976, 92 minutes, 35mm

The undisputed king of killer worm movies! Set in hot, humid, and creepy rural Georgia, SQUIRM traces the havoc that ensues when downed power lines pump electricity into the soil, creating an army of vicious, deadly earthworms. Despite its over-the-top premise, SQUIRM is a masterpiece of slow build-up, patiently and enjoyably establishing its characters and its atmospheric milieu…before unleashing the hordes!

Screening Details: Friday 8/17 at 7:00pm, 8/18 at 9:15, Jeff Lieberman & Don Scardino will be in attendance.

BLUE SUNSHINE – by Jeff Lieberman – 1978, 89 minutes, 35mm

Starring erotic-film luminary Zalman King (9 1/2 WEEKS, TWO MOON JUNCTION), who passed away earlier this year, BLUE SUNSHINE is a nightmarish take on the legacy of the freewheeling 60s, its plot hinging on a variety of normal, upstanding citizens whose early LSD experimentation comes back to haunt them (and their friends and neighbors) with a vengeance. Something like a counter-culture-fueled zombie movie, BLUE SUNSHINE channels elements of TAXI DRIVER (violence in the midst of a political campaign) and DAWN OF THE DEAD (shopping-mall-set climax), but transmutes them into something entirely unique and utterly demented.

Screening Details: 8/18 at 7:00pm, Sunday 8/19 at 8:30pm, Jeff Lieberman will be in attendance.

JUST BEFORE DAWN – by Jeff Lieberman – 1981, 90 minutes, 35mm

Why do fancy, rich city folk love to traipse out into the wilderness and disturb REAL people? … Anyway, the machete-wielding hillbillies of backwoods Oregon have had their fill of sexually active young professionals, and JUST BEFORE DAWN chronicles their extremely efficient systematic nerdicide in juicy detail. The blood-crazed locals use every available method of homicide, turning nature itself against our hapless, helpless protagonists.

Screening Details: 8/18 at 7:00pm, Sunday 8/19 at 8:30pm, Jeff Lieberman will be in attendance.

For more details or to purchase tickets, visit: http://anthologyfilmarchives.org

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