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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

October 29, 2022

It has officially been one whole year since my monthly film-screening party Attack of the 50-Foot Movie took residence at Minnie’s Bar.

To celebrate, we’ll be screening the 1958 sci-fi classic that gave us our name: “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman”.

Plus: Get ready for a larger-than-life LIVE drag performance by the one and only Miss Malice!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Attack of the 50-Foot Movie presents
“ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN”
plus LIVE drag by Miss Malice

Minnie’s Bar
885 4th Ave. in Brooklyn
7pm
Free

        

 

 

 

CANCELLED

September 30, 2022

Dear Friends and Movie Fans,

I am very sad to announce that, due to an unexpected emergency, our October 25th screening of “Evil Dead 2” has been CANCELLED. There will be no Attack of the 50-Foot Movie event in October.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

Our next event will be Tuesday, November 29th. Please check back soon for more details.

Thanks,
Leon

GET ROLLIN’

September 14, 2022

Big thanks to everyone who made it to Minnie’s Bar for our ultra-rare screening of the 1980 roller boogie docudrama “Get Rollin'”.

If you were unable to make it, you can find the full movie here. I can’t guarantee how long this link will be functional, so I recommend you download the video ASAP.

Also, congratulations to our burlesque performer, Maggie McMuffin, who, despite just winning the title of Miss Coney Island 2023, was still cool enough to show up and perform for us.

And a very special thank-you goes out to the world’s greatest movie nerd: Mike White of the legendary cinema podcast The Projection Booth. Without him, I never would have heard about this movie, let alone owned a copy. Check out his “Get Rollin'” episode, featuring guest commentary by Yours Truly.

Come back to Minnie’s Bar on Tuesday, October 25th for our special Halloween screening of Evil Dead 2. More details coming soon!

DOCUMENTARY DOUBLE FEATURE!

August 16, 2022

Join us Tuesday, August 30th at Minnie’s Bar in Brooklyn for a special presentation featuring two classic short documentaries from the Underground VHS era: “The Wild World of Hasil Adkins” and “Heavy Metal Parking Lot”.

Both these movies, in their own way, capture specific, fringe musical moments that would otherwise have never been documented. They both also happen to be funny as hell.

PLUS! There will be LIVE BURLESQUE by New York City’s own Venatrix!

It’s all part of my free monthly Attack of the 50-Foot Movie event.
More info here

KUNG FU HUSTLE

June 7, 2022

Join us Tuesday, June 28th in the back room at Minnie’s Bar for a group screening of Stephen Chow’s 2004 comedic gangster-wuxia classic, “Kung Fu Hustle”.

PLUS! Special LIVE BURLESQUE performance by Cross Beaux

It’s all part of Attack of the 50-Foot Movie, a monthly event where I show my favorite cult films in the back of a bar.

More Info Here

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

May 8, 2022

Recently it occurred to me that I have not personally attended a theatrical screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW in over a decade. And then it occurred to me that there is most likely a whole generation of younger folks who have never witnessed a live screening of the movie—and all the group antics and smart-ass comments that entails.

On Tuesday, May 31, we’re going to attempt to change all that. My monthly film party, Attack of the 50-Foot Movie, will present a free live screening of Rocky Horror in the back room at Minnie’s Bar in Brooklyn.

Costumes and audience participation are very much encouraged!. Complete details—including some instructions for the Virgins—can be found here.

PLUS: There will be a special LIVE BURLESQUE performance before the show. Details coming soon.

TUESDAY, MAY 31
Attack of the 50-Foot Movie presents
“THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW”
plus live burlesque performance TBA
at Minnie’s Bar
885 4th Ave. in Brooklyn
7pm sharp!
FREE

HEAD!

April 4, 2022

“If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if the members of The Monkees got together with Jack Nicholson and spent the weekend taking drugs and brainstorming ideas for a movie, look no further than the movie “Head”. No, really, that actually is how this movie came about.”
   – Hollywood Revue

Join us for a very special psychedelic celebration of this one-of-a-kind rock/drug/art/trash movie on Tuesday, April 19th at Minnie’s Bar in Brooklyn. With a special live burlesque appearance by New York City’s own Clara Coquette. Presented by Attack of the 50-Foot Movie.

More Info Here

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS

March 8, 2022

ATTACK OF THE 50-FOOT MOVIE—the monthly event where I show cult movies in the back of a bar—continues on Tuesday, March 29, with a special live screening of 2001’s “Josie and the Pussycats”.

This scathing satire disguised as a throwaway bubblegum comedy was a critical and box-office bomb when it came out. But in the decades since, it has only grown more relevant—and gathered a loyal cult following along the way.

As if that’s not enough, we will be opening the show with a special live performance by one of my favorite burlesque performers in the world, the one and only Fem Appeal!

Plus, show up early for Trailer Time, featuring the heaviest collection of girl-band trailers ever assembled in one place!

PLEASE NOTE: This event will start promptly at 7pm.

More Info

TUESDAY, MARCH 29
“JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS” – Free Screening
with live burlesque performance by Fem Appeal
Minnie’s Bar
885 4th Avenue
at 33rd Street
Brooklyn, NY
7pm

DOLEMITE!

February 11, 2022

We’re Back!

After a brief hiatus, Attack of the 50-Foot Movie returns to Minnie’s Bar. And we’re back with a bang, courtesy of Rudy Ray Moore’s 1975 classic, Dolemite!

Is this the cheesiest attempt at an action movie ever made? Or is it the lovable rags-to-riches success story of a true outsider auteur who helped pioneer indie filmmaking, singlehandedly challenged a racist film-distribution system, perfected the art of direct marketing, and created an underground cultural phenomenon that would pave the way for modern Hip-Hop culture as we know it? Come out on February 22nd and find out!

But that’s not all!

Opening the show will be The Drag King of Your Dreams, UNCLE FREAK!

Plus, show up early to catch our infamous Trailer Hour, featuring the baddest collection of funky Blaxploitation trailers to be publicly shown since the 1970s!


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
“DOLEMITE” – Free Screening

with live burlesque performance by UNCLE FREAK
Minnie’s Bar

885 4th Avenue
at 33rd Street
Brooklyn, NY
7pm

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the extremely funky nature of this event, no one under age 21 will be admitted.

KEEPING IT REEL

December 24, 2021

While stuck at home with Covid (again!), I took advantage of the down time to finally update my Editor reel.
You can see more samples of my editing work here.