A monthly event where we watch cult movies in the back of a bar.

Hosted and curated by Leon Chase

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The Queen

In 1967, director Frank Simon filmed the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Contest—at the time, one of the premiere “female impersonator” competitions in the world. The resulting documentary—which captured much of the behind-the-scenes preparation and drama, as well as the show itself—gave most of the world its first glimpse at the then-underground world of Drag.

It also captured a pivotal moment in cultural history: the heated after-show rant by Black trans woman Crystal LaBeija, in response to what she felt was a rigged and racist competition. This moment directly led to the creation of the house system in Ball Culture, which would be celebrated years later in “Paris is Burning” and “Pose”.

Join us Tuesday, June 25th at Minnie’s Bar for a special Pride Month screening of this fascinating and important film.

Plus: We’ll be opening the show with a LIVE performance by drag king extraordinaire Uncle Freak

See you there!

 

 

WATCH THE TRAILERS!

For every Attack of the 50-Foot Movie event, I personally curate and assemble a one-of-a-kind collection of contemporary cult-film trailers, drive-in movie advertisements, and assorted vintage weirdness—all related somehow to the era and genre of the featured film.

VIEW THE ENTIRE COLLECTION HERE

Collected and assembled by Leon Chase.

 

 

POSTERS FROM PAST EVENTS

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All posters designed by Leon Chase unless otherwise noted.

 

The Queen

Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

American Movie

Barfly

Evil Dead 2

The Craft

Paris is Burning

Krush Groove

The Warriors

Harold and Maude

Cleopatra Jones


This is Spinal Tap

The Honeymoon Killers

She-Devils on Wheels

Attack of the 50-Foot Woman

Get Rollin’

Documentary Double Feature


Kung Fu Hustle

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Head

Josie and the Pussycats

Dolemite

Barbarella


MegaForce

Flash Gordon

Trick or Treat

Phantom of the Paradise

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

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