LAist Film Calendar: Conspiracies Real & Imagined (Plus Spies! In Technicolor!)
Photo courtesy of Interloper Films
I can't tell you where or how I first learned of Damon Packard, but his experimental-nostalgic-acid-horror-collage Reflections of Evil melted my brain forever. Packard excels at melding "borrowed" footage from '70s TV, science fiction & God knows what else with his own paranoid fantasies for pure cinematic psychosis. I mean this as the highest compliment, and I'm excited to report REDCAT is showcasing this brave filmmaker and his latest work, Space Disco One, an unofficial sequel to Logan's Run & 1984, which Packard claims cost a whopping $100. Equally outrageous is co-feature Mock Up On Mu, directed by Craig Baldwin and starring Packard as L. Ron Hubbard in a delirious blend of real-world history, reel-space fantasy & spy capers.
To put it lightly, these works aren't for everyone. Luckily, the Egyptian's "Technicolor Dreams" line-up is! There's everyone's favorite spy (James Bond), everyone's favorite character actors (Peter Sellers & Boris Karloff) & everyone's favorite overshadowed animation pioneer (Dave Fleischer). In an unrelated event, they're featuring the original Star Trek Motion Picture - with 3 hours of guests & presentations beforehand! But fear not, pessimists, there's plenty for you too - be it scary aliens (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Thing), the ignorance of possible friendly aliens (What On Earth?), the willful obliteration of private lives (We Live In Public), or just a good old-fashioned financial meltdown (Capitalism: A Love Story).
Full list appears below. See you at the movies!