Saturday, November 20, 2010

MicroCineFest presents John Paizs's CRIME WAVE

What:Microcinefest Screening
Including John Paizs's CRIME WAVE
Where: The Windup Space, 12 W. North Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21201
When:7pm-9pm, November 20, 2010
How Much:FREE!
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For ten years, starting in 1997, MicroCineFest was "thee underground film festival in Baltimore, hon." On November 20, members of the MicroCineFest staff, jury, and alum gather to present a selection of short films culled from the MicroCineFest archive, followed by a festival favorite feature film, John Paizs's CRIME WAVE. Never distributed theatrically, long out-of-print on VHS, and not available on DVD, this is a rare opportunity to see this 1986 Canadian cult film about a quiet man who befriends his landlords' young daughter while attempting to write the script to the greatest colour crime movie ever. It's an unusual comedy about writers block.

If you want to know more about CRIME WAVE, follow these instructions:

  • Attend the previous night's (November 19) book signing at Atomic Books
  • At the book signing, buy a copy of Mike White's book, Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection
  • Read the chapter "Tragically Obscure: John Paizs's (The Big) Crimewave" by Skizz Cyzyk
  • Come to the Windup Space on Saturday to see CRIME WAVE for yourself

AND... Stick around after the show for a performance by Michael Holt, The Jennifers, and Mr. Moccasin. More information about that here.


Cullen Gallagher said...

CRIME WAVE is great. The website I write for, Not Coming to a Theater Near You, did a screening of this here in NYC and John Paizs came out for it and brought along some of his short films.

XichthusX said...

Sounds like a lot of fun to be had. I wished I lived in an uber cool city like Baltimore.

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