A monthly event where we watch cult movies in the back of a bar.
Hosted and curated by Leon Chase
THIS ONE GOES TO ELEVEN
These days, we take the “Mockumentary” genre for granted. But in 1984, when Rob Reiner’s “This is Spinal Tap” was released, the idea was still brand-new. And many a gullible young rocker left the theater wondering, “Could this possibly be a real band?”
In many ways, the world wasn’t quite ready for “Spinal Tap” when it came out. But musicians—and the people who put up with them—understood. And through the miracle of VHS and cable TV, the film soon grew a cult following. Now, nearly 40 years later, it’s hard to walk into a Guitar Center without hearing an “Eleven” comment, or watch an aging bar band without hearing the inevitable “Hello Cleveland!” It’s the movie that launched a thousand musician jokes—as well as the brilliant and fertile improv-mockumentary career of Christopher Guest and company.
If you know this film, please join us for a communal celebration of what Kurt Cobain called “the only rock movie worth watching”. If you’ve never seen it before, here’s your chance to see what all the fuss is about, and find out, finally, why your older musician friends crack up every time someone mentions Stonehenge.
PLUS! We’re honored to host a special LIVE performance by Switch n’ Play veteran and 2017 Drag King of the Year Vigor Mortis!
Here’s a peek at what Vigor Mortis was doing last time I saw them.
TUESDAY, MARCH 28
Attack of the 50-Foot Movie presents
“THIS IS SPINAL TAP”
plus LIVE performance by heavy-duty drag king Vigor Mortis!
885 4th Ave. in Brooklyn
POSTERS FROM PAST EVENTS
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.