ATOMIC BARK! Film Club 'Scala Forever' double bill!
The ATOMIC BARK! Film Club presents :
(1973, Corrado Farina)
(1969, Federico Fellini segment from Spirits of the Dead)
6pm to 12am, Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 (films starts at 7pm prompt)
RYANS BAR (basement), 181 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 OUL
FREE! (donations welcome)
This month, as part of the spectacular Scala Forever film festival (www.scalaforever.co.uk) we present a special double bill of Italian Gothic Psychedelia. First off, Toby Dammit, the haunting, bizarre story segment from the portmentau horror film Spirits of the Dead (1969), directed by the great Federico Fellini and based on the short story Never Bet the Devil Your Head, by Edgar Allan Poe.
Then as the main feature we have Baba Yaga (Corrado Farina, 1969). This is a rarely seen Euro-Sleaze-Horror classic, based on the cult comic strip by Guido Crepax, the plot being about a modern day witch who puts an evil spell on the main character - but this isn't important - what is are the luxuriant visuals, the abstract, meta-textual sequences, the groovy soundtrack and the psycho-sexual stylings - think Daughters of Darkness meets Suspiria and you are half-way there!
Before and after the film James DC will be spinning strange retro-electronica music and other-worldly film soundtracks, accompanied by insane B-movie film trailers!
BABA YAGA trailer :
Spirits of the Dead trailer (including the TOBY DAMMIT section) :
The next Atomic Bark! Film Club will be on Wednesday October 12th, at the same time and place, and check out the radio series of Atomic Bark! every Thursday night from 7 to 8pm, with repeats every Tuesday at 1pm, and podcasts to follow, on www.resonancefm.com.