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Double Feature! 

TERMINAL USA 1993

Holly (Jenny Woo), Marvin (writer/director Jon Moritsugu), and Katzumi (Moritsugu again) are average Asian-American teenage siblings with not-so-average predilections for backstabbing, kinky sex, and drug-fueled freakouts. Neglected by their parents, the kids turn to outside “help” (including the scene-stealing Amy Davis, Moritsugu’s wife and longtime collaborator) in order to escape their bored existence. Naturally, this leads to gore killings, sex tapes, and the most hilarious phone conversations ever captured on 16mm film. A candy-colored hellscape that feels like an episode of STRANGERS WITH CANDY that was filmed by Dario Argento during a three-day acid bender, Jon Moritsugu's TERMINAL USA is a crucial piece of 1990s alternative cinema—smart, shocking, and one of the most deranged films to ever be funded by American taxpayers. This is the film HEATHERS wished it could be.

Thursday, May 23

Director: Jon Moritsugu

Starring: Jon Moritsugu, Amy Davis, Jenny Woo

Runtime: 60 min.

Language: English

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MOD FUCK EXPLOSION 1994

A fucked-up teen girl (Amy Davis) looks for love and a leather jacket to call her own on the night of the big rumble between the mods and a gang of Japanese bikers in this ultra-90s rager from TERMINAL USA and MY DEGENERATION filmmaker Jon Moritsugu. Featuring a killer soundtrack by Unrest and Karyo Tengoku, cameos from queer icons Mx. Justin Vivian Bond and Leigh Crow, and a climax involving 800 lbs. of rotting beef, MOD FUCK EXPLOSION is a potent blast of teenage hate and rebellion.

Thursday, May 23

Director: Jon Moritsugu

Starring:  Amy Davis, Desi de Valle, Bonnie Steiger

Runtime: 67 min.

Language: English

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MAHAKAAL 1994

Are you ready for Freddy? Out of all the Bollywood horror films that were inspired by the worldwide phenomenon of Wes Craven's A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, MAHAKAAL is the most brazenly outrageous. The film—directed by Shyam Ramsay & Tulsi Ramsay of the legendary Ramsay family—finds Anita and her friends battling Shakaal, a horrifically disfigured dream-stalker with a razor-clawed glove. A mind-altering cocktail of elements from A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 1-5, DAY OF THE DEAD, and THE TERMINATOR, MAHAKAAL is awash with Argento-esque neon, elaborate effects, and joyous musical segments. Newly restored and never before available in North American theaters!

Thursday, June 6

Director: Shyam Ramsay & Tulsi Ramsay

Starring:  Karen Shah, Archana Puran Singh, Johny Lever

Runtime: 132 min., India

Language: Hindi w/ English subtitles

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