REPO MAN WITH ALEX COX

Saturday, April 15, 10:00 PM
REPO MAN
(Dir. Alex Cox, 1984, USA, 92 min)
w/ Alex Cox in attendance!
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Few modern filmmakers have had a career as extensive and diverse as Alex Cox.  Best known as the creator of punk cinema classics Repo Man (1984), Sid & Nancy (1986), and Straight to Hell (1987), Cox’s career veered in a new direction with the release of the Nicaragua-set Walker (1987), an intentionally anachronistic biopic of mercenary William Walker.  The film underperformed at the box office and led to a self-described Hollywood blacklist though it is now recognized as one of his greatest achievements.  The casual viewer may be unfamiliar with Cox’s work post-Walker, a catalog of varied productions and writings that is well worth exploring.  There are Mexican productions (1992’s Highway Patrolman, 1996’s Death and the Compass), UK productions (1998’s Three Businessmen, 2002’s Revengers Tragedy), work-for-hire screenplays (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, an unrealized Doctor Strange film co-written with Stan Lee), novels (X Films: True Confessions of a Radical Filmmaker, 10,000 Ways to Die: A Director’s Take on the Spaghetti Western), comic books (a run on Godzilla for Dark Horse, the Repo Man sequel Waldo’s Hawaiian Holiday), and cinematic reenvisionings of his own classics (2009’s Repo Chick, 2010’s Straight to Hell Returns).  Cox is currently enjoying a creative resurgence in the realm of microbudget crowdsourcing, his latest example of which, Tombstone Rashomon, screens as part of the CFF earlier this evening.

The program will feature an introduction and Q&A with Alex Cox.

NOTE: This program was originally scheduled for 7:00 PM, but has been swapped with TOMBSTONE RASHOMON and will now be held at 10:00 PM.

BUY TICKETS ($12 admission)