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4 September 2020 | 7:00 pm$10 – $30
Canada, 1973. Directed by Ivan Reitman. 84 min. R
“Before Ghostbusters, Meatballs, or Stripes – there was Cannibal Girls. One of Ivan Reitman’s earliest films featuring a young Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin, this Canuxploitation classic dared viewers to watch with the slogan “these girls do exactly what you think they do!” NAC’s outdoor screening series harkens back to the days of drive-in, and you can’t have drive-in without grindhouse. What starts out as a tongue-in-cheek dark comedy quickly turns into a gritty, albeit confusing, horror story about well…cannibal girls – among other things. Don’t miss your chance to see a first-hand look at what it takes to get a start in show business, in this case several cheesy gimmicks and a bit of blood and guts.” – Will Foran, guest curator
Released in 1973 and directed by a then-largely unknown Ivan Reitman, Cannibal Girls quickly acquired a reputation as the B-movie concoction of the 1970s. Canadian audiences had never before experienced such a rich blend of camp, gore and comedy. On top of the film’s overt B-movie presentation, the theatre-going public was also introduced to the warning bell experience: just prior to a scene of particular malice, the easily upset viewers would be warned by the sound of a bell, at which point they could shut their eyes.
GA or Feast on Film Tickets available. Feast on Film ticket includes food and a drink from Mahtay Cafe. Your choice of Chris’ Cupboard Soft Pretzel Board Ft. House-made Kimchi Mayo, and Honey Mustard Dips or Chris’ Cupboard Charcuterie Ft. House-made Hummus, Flat Bread, Veggies and Fermented Treats and a great local brew!