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Movie Orgy

27 December 2022 | 8:01 pm

We had a couple of kicks at the can this December — the film canister that is — as NAC members Tyler Adair and Will Foran both dropped esoteric titles dug out of the clutter of, uh, civilization.
But

Now we’re offering up the deep dive, THE MOVIE ORGY is having a special engagement in the Microcinema Lounge on Wednesday 28 December.

Before the ubiquitous mashups and supercuts that are splattered all over our screens, THE MOVIE ORGY was THE ONE. Painstakingly hand-crafted in 1968 from miles of 16mm film, THE MOVIE ORGY toured college campuses often promoted by Schlitz beer. Touting, “thousands of actors in the roles that earned them obscurity,” THE MOVIE ORGY started it all — even if we’re not exactly sure what that was.
Its arrival at NAC, Niagara’s largest depository of 16mm film, frequently showcasing the lost, the wonderful, and the extraordinary.

The Movie Orgy
Joe Dante, USA, 1968, AGFA, Cult

THE MOVIE ORGY is a legendary five-hour triumph from Joe Dante—one of genre cinema’s most significant masterminds. In 1968, the future director of GREMLINS and INNERSPACE took an apartment’s worth of 16mm prints and, with the help of producer Jon Davison (ROBOCOP), meticulously fashioned them into what is quite possibly the world’s first found footage megamix. Comprised of commercials, news reels, clips from feature films, TV bloopers, and much more, THE MOVIE ORGY is both a fascinating cultural artifact and a wild vortex of mashed-up magnificence. Unavailable to screen for decades and never available on home video, the film has been preserved from the original 16mm reels by AGFA in partnership with Joe Dante and Jon Davison.

– AGFA (American Genre Film Archive)

Details

Date:
27 December 2022
Time:
8:01 pm
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Venue

The Cinema Lounge
354 St. Paul St.
St. Catharines,
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