Miami Blues stars Fred Ward as crusty Miami detective Hoke Mosely. Directed and adapted by George Armitage from a book by Charles Willeford, Miami Blues pits a sociopath con man (Alec Baldwin) and his naive prostitute girlfriend (Jennifer Jason Leigh) against Mosely. Peppered with a host of character actors, Miami Blues captures the crazed prose of Willeford in a tale that turns the detective trope on its ear.
Director: George Armitage. 97 min. 1990. 35mm. Purchase Tickets
Picking up a few months after The Rocky Horror Picture Show left off, we find Brad (Cliff De Young) and Janet (Jessica Harper) an unsettled married couple who become trapped in the television world of Farley Flavors (also De Young) in a Denton television station. Predating Reality TV by two decades, Shock Treatment reunites much of the Rocky Horror cast in another musical with songs by original composer Richard O'Brien. Originally castigated as a poor follow-up to Rocky Horror, Shock Treatment deserves a second chance.
Director: Jim Sharman. 94 min. 1981. 35mm. Purchase Tickets
Often confused with the ginger director, Mike White is creator and editor of Cashiers du Cinemart magazine, the best of which has been collected as Impossibly Funky. White's magazine ran since 1994 and covered overlooked cinematic gems. He'll introduce the films and take questions after the screening.
Date & Time: Fri, May 27, 2011, 7:45pm & 10:00pm
Location: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street Directions
Venue: 92YTribeca Screening Room
Price: $12.00 each