Emphasizing overlooked, dismissed, and forgotten films from the 1970?s & 1980?s, host Jesse Ficks presents his monthly ?MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS? Series at the Castro Theatre! Tons of trailers! Tons of prizes!
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Written & Directed by Sylvester Stallone
Cast: John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Steve Inwood, (cameo by Sly) 1983, 93 minutes
We kick off our Aerobicize Triple Feature with John Travolta reprising his role from Saturday Night Fever, only now it?s the early-80?s and disco-dancing has mutated into an electro-aerobics scene, where slutty spandex, homemade headbands and laser light- shows rule the night! With an unstoppable amount of memorable one-liners, writer/director Sylvester Stallone redefines the rock-montage sequence by making an entire sweat-fest in super- slow motion, back dropped to the beats of his brother?s musical genius, Frank Stallone. This 1983 oddity is 93 minutes of pure bliss.
Directed by Adrian Lyne (FOXES)
Cast: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Lee Ving
1983, 95 minutes
?What a Feeling!? Jennifer Beals gives the performance of her lifetime as a welder(?) who has dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. Beals perfectly captures the street-smart break-dancer who takes on the upper class-ically trained, and creates some kind of weird hybrid dancing called?Flashdance! Come on boys and girls, bust out those leg-warmers, strap on those sweatbands and lock in those walkmans, while we pay respect to this seminal 1983 extravaganza.
F: MIDNITE (11:59p)
Directed by Lawrence Dane
Cast: Cynthia Dale, Richard Rebiere, Laura Henry, Pam Henry 1984, 90 minutes
Cynthia Dale (giving the performance of ?her? lifetime) plays Samantha, a plucky young dancer who dreams of opening her very own health club, where you can stretch, sweat and have tons of fun. But once achieved, the threats begin to pile up from the male corporate competition. So Sam does what any gutsy woman would do?she challenges ?the man? to a televised Aerobics-athon! Combining an insane amount of sexual sleaze with utterly inane dialogue, this Canadian knock-off of Flashdance is one of the most absurd 80?s films you?ve never heard of. (Not on DVD)
MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS program notes by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks
Added by dreamword on March 30, 2006