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Roger Corman is indeed a visionary. His 1975 film Death Race 2000 predicted America’s obsession with NASCAR, Grand Theft Auto, and 24-hour TV coverage of idiotic events—such as the titular race, wherein drivers score points by running people over. However, because DR2K was filmed largely on rural roads, its nearly 30-year-old picture of the future is much more pleasantly bucolic than our SUV-crowded present. In another stroke of genius, Corman had the foresight to cast a pre-Bowflex Sylvester Stallone as the film’s villain, Machine Gun Joe Viterbo. But let’s credit ostensible director Paul Bartel with the scene of star David Carradine slow-dancing in a Speedo and leather mask. Race back to the future when the Washington Psychotronic Film Society presents the film at 8 p.m. at Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse, 2001 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. $2 (suggested donation). (202) 736-1732. (Dave Nuttycombe)