Friday, August 06, 2010

What About Bob (and Barbara)?

DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK is coming to Bob and Barbara's in Philadelphia! It's the East Coast premiere and they're even having a dead hooker costume contest! Check it out...

Bob & Barbara’s is really the only spot in the city that deserves to screen the east coast premiere of the Canadian movie Dead Hooker in a Trunk.

But deceased ladies of the night aren’t all that Greg Christie is interested in. “Mounting repertory film in Philadelphia has always been difficult,” says Christie. “I think its struggling right now in the wake of Netflix because showing the film, even if it’s on 35 mm, isn’t enough.”

The former TLA Video manager recently got back from a stint in Austin, where he was impressed by the formidable Alamo Drafthouse. “They have programming every night and it’s always sold out because it’s not just film,” says Christie, siting the ATX moviehouse’s drinks service and their penchant for activities on the side, like quote-a-longs.

So when it came to putting on his own weekly screening series at the lovable South street dive, Christie thought outside the box. “I’m trying to film events that are more interactive parties,” Christie says, “rather than just film screenings.” Christie’s solution is to bring in the Swellco & Swellco Video Circus, aka the minds behind Anti-Bestiality Educational Awareness and similar exploits, to perform burlesque once a month during his events.

For their first mutual offering on Tue., Sept. 14, Christie and Swellco will present the aforementioned Dead Hooker in a Trunk (watch the trailer above). Along with the movie screening and performance there will be a dead hooker costume contest and a performance by the one and only filthy Neil Diamond impersonator Dirty Diamond.

Other events include a screening of Cory McAbee’s sci-fi/Western/musical Stingray Sam and a film from the makers of Tokyo Gore Police and The Machine Girl, with a special presentation by Japanese burlesque group Tokyo Dolores.

“I don’t want to get pigeonholed,” Christie says about his film choices. “I want to program films that will work in a bar setting. We want to make Bob & Barbara’s a premier setting for independent and foreign film.” ~Philadelphia City Paper

We wish we could be there, but we want to hear from everyone who attends! At this time, I'm unsure if actual Hookers may take part in the costume contest, though I assume when Dirty Neil Diamond starts singing, anything goes! If you're in the Philly area, definitely come by for DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK and stay for a drink or ten.

Stay tuned for more!
And a special thanks to Bob and Barbara's for having our Hooker at your party! ;)


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