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CRIME WAVE (John Paizs, 1985)

Saturday, January 8 at 7:30 PM

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Saturday, January 8 - January 27

CRIME WAVE (John Paizs, 1985)

124 S 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA

Online tickets not available
dir. John Paizs, 1985
80 mins. Canada
In English with subtitles

Presented by Matchbox Cineclub!

SATURDAY JANUARY 8 - 7:30 PM - New Restoration!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 27 - 10 PM - New Restoration!

CRIME WAVE centres on an awkward loner, Steven Penny (John Paizs), who turns out bizarre scenarios for colour crime movies. Steven wants to turn in the best colour crime movie ever, but he has a problem – he can only write beginnings and ends to his scripts. No middles! Living above a family garage in suburbia and befriended by the landlord’s ten-year-old daughter (Eva Kovacs), we see excerpts from a number of Steven’s scripts, zany ideas based on get-rich-quick schemes. Finally frustrated by his creative block, he sets out for Kansas to meet Dr Jolly (Neil Lawrie), the script doctor.

We are pleased to partner with distributor and subtitler Matchbox Cine to present an updated version of the “Tales From Winnipeg” series they debuted earlier this year. This series features three features from Winnipeg directors as well as a number of shorts.

Matchbox Cine is an independent film exhibitor, specialising in the outcasts, orphans and outliers of cult cinema, and an award-winning subtitler, specialising in access provision for film exhibition & distribution. From Glasgow, Scotland, and currently based in Bristol, England, they programme, curate and promote cult film events across the UK.

Matchbox Cine’s Tales from Winnipeg debuted as an online-only programme in 2020, celebrating the work of renegade Canadian film co-op the Winnipeg Film Group. John Paizs’ seminal Crime Wave (1985) in its TIFF 2K restoration, Guy Maddin’s Cowards Bend The Knee (2003) with new, director-approved score by Ela Orleans and Dave Barber and Kevin Nikkels’ documentary on WFG, from inception to present day.
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