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For 2021 Film Geeks SD is turning to the wildly diverse American Genre Film Archive for a year of virtual film screenings and discussions. We have broken down the year into four themed quarters: First Films, Cult, Horror and Classic Hollywood. Each month a film becomes available on a Wednesday and then there is a Zoom discussion the following Sunday at 3:30pm. We are working on lining up the guests for the discussions and more information will be coming.
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Film Geeks Presents: NUDE ON THE MOON (Doris Wishman, USA, 1961, JM, Cult)
Dates: June 2 (Film Becomes Available); June 6 7, 3:30PM (Discussion)
Category: Cult Films
“NUDE ON THE MOON represents everything that’s perfect about American pop culture. Exploitation legend Doris Wishman’s second feature…less a movie than a catalog of pure kitsch delirium. Stupid to the point of breathtaking, NUDE ON THE MOON is also one of the most enjoyable examples the long-extinct ‘nudie-cutie’.
Crew-cut hunk Jeff uses a $3 million inheritance to build a spaceship for he and his pal “The Professor”. They blast off in one rocket (a little toy model), and land on the moon in another (also a toy model). Donning hilarious red and green pajama-like suits that make them look like wacky superheroes, the two exit the ship to discover a Miami-like tropical paradise. And, yes, yes, they also discover a nudist camp right there on the lunar surface, populated by naked moon people. You can tell they’re moon people because they have pipe-cleaner antennas on their heads.
The Queen of the Moon speaks telepathically and carries a magic wand which renders humans dizzy. She’s also a dead ringer for Jeff’s secretary back home, which, inexplicably, neither Jeff nor the Professor seem to notice.
Billed here as ‘Anthony Brooks,’ you can spot pioneering director Doris walking across the screen in the film’s very first shot!” (Frank Henenlotter)
Available 1/27; Discussion 3:30 1/31 – Caged Heat (Jonathan Demme)
Available 2/3; Discussion 3:30 2/7 – Smithereens (Susan Seidelman)
Available 2/17; Discussion 3:30 2/21 – Dolemite (D’Urville Martin) BONUS BLACK HISTORY MONTH SCREENING with intro by David F. Walker to discuss the complex role of Blaxploitation
Available 3/3; Discussion 3:30 3/7 – Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (Alex Proyas)
Available 3/31; Discussion 3:30 4/4 – Bubba Ho-Tep
Available 5/12; Discussion 3:30 5/16 – ReAnimator (with a Re-Animator The Musical Reunion for Zoom discussion)
Available 6/2; Discussion 3:30 6/6 – Nude on the Moon
Available 6/30; Discussion 3:30 7/4 – The Addiction
Available 8/4; Discussion 3:30 8/8 – Piranha
Available 9/8; Discussion 3:30 9/12 – Centipede Horror (thank you brave souls for voting this one in!)
Available 10/6; Discussion 3:30 10/10 – I Married a Witch
Available 11/3; Discussion 3:30 11/7 – Stagecoach
Available 12/1; Discussion 3:30 12/5 – To Be or Not To Be (Lubitsch version)