1.14.08 - WOMEN In TROUBLE
DRIVE-OUT THEATER (2/6) presents
CARNIVAL OF SOULS (Herk Harvey, 1962) and
INLAND EMPIRE (David Lynch, 2006).
carnival of souls
THE APPLAUSE BUS DRIVES TO PORT COSTA!
6pm (from Ritual Roasters -- 1026 valencia st. SF)
Our first outing was alot of fun. a trip to boulevard bowl in petaluma playing our shit on two screens on either side of the bus. Once everyone was nestled, Chicken John rolled through eastern San Francisco and took us north over the Golden Gate. Starting with EYENOISE, an edited version of KINGPIN, a 50's education short called "LET'S GO BOWLING", some BOB and things BOB-related (the answer to the film farm trivia question, by the way, was BOB), and, of course, ending with our feature feature...THE BIG LEBOWSKI! I played some eyenoise as usual and spy melted butter for popcorn and served sugary snacks and white russians! We had a munson, complete with comb-over and a dude, complete with robe and a quart of half-and-half! i bowled a 126 and we all had in-and-out burgers in rohnert park!
yea... it was pretty awesome.
Expect more of the same, only spookier this time around, as we snake around the bay with our movie features of beautiful blondes exceptionally lost.
now it's dark.
We'll have even more drinks and snacks and free popcorn for everyone. Spy will have a drink special for each week.... what will it be this time around? Well whatever it is, it'll be cheap. I think this whole deal is a steal. $10. gets you a cool double feature on a great comfy ride. its win/win! Meet, once again, with any snuggling accessories (favorite pillow, blanket, mind-altering drugs, etc.), at Ritual Roasters at 6pm and when the applause bus rides up... get on!
Save a little for the bar in Port Costa, though. we'll take a bit of a walking tour around the area and check out this stunning historic landmark.
I'd talk for awhile about how i feel about both CARNIVAL of SOULS and INLAND EMPIRE... but the closer a thing is to my heart, the harder it is to articulate it to any satisfactory justice. So, i won't talk about these movies as much as i wish i could... save to say that CARNIVAL of SOULS has always been special to me. Featuring a creepy atonal organ soundtrack i first heard on Babs Bendix' HI-FI LIVING (a girl's show) and a great performance by Candace Hilligoss. Laura Dern, though, fucking rocks in INLAND EMPIRE. She'll probably never get an award for what she did, but she should. yes, David Lynch's new one is definitley one of his best. He's making movies with digital video now and saying goodbye to the expense and time-consumption of film processing. Cheaper and easier, he's making the movies he wants to make... which are the ones i'd rather be watching. We'll park somewhere pretty to watch and/or listen to this incredible movie... the soundtrack, for INLAND EMPIRE, i think, is his silkiest and darkest one to date.
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