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Pyramid Atlantic Art Gallery
8230 Georgia Avenue
One block from the Silver Spring Metro
Saturday, July 31, 2010.
“Cutthroat Island” starts at 9pm followed by “The Ice Pirates”
A combination of book club, drive-in cinema, and performance art, the Cavalcade of Schlock seeks to bring together the joys of bad movies and good friends in a pop-culture extravaganza. All summer the brave volunteers will select a theme and choose 2 films from a vast array of nearly forgotten cult classics of exploitation and B-movie cinema. They then, as a group, provide food and beverages along said theme. It’s an interactive, raucous experience that evokes the anarchic energy of a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening while taking advantage of the nicer weather in the summer months.
Films:Cutthroat Island is a 1995 adventure film starring Geena Davis and directed by her then-husband Renny Harlin. In the film, “a female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.” The film is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest box office flop of all time.
This film is followed by The Ice Pirates, a 1984 comedy/science-fiction film. In the film, “in the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father who disappeared when he found information dangerous to the rulers. A real Space Opera with sword fights, explosions, fighting robots, monsters, bar fights and time warps.”
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