Climb aboard the exploitation starship as we travel to the outer reaches of cinematic insanity! In the 1970’s and 80’s, distributors trying to creatively sell strange movies in over-saturated markets unwittingly created some of the most mind-blowing pieces of cinema to ever rip through a film projector. Buckle up for the insanity!
Old School Kung Fu Double Feature – The Mystery of Chess Boxing & Shaolin vs Wu Tang
Exploitation Double Feature – The Gates of Hell & a Secret Screening
Dan Halsted is the head film programmer at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland OR. He’s also the founder of the theater’s monthly “Grindhouse Film Festival” and “Kung Fu Theater” series’. He’s an avid film collector, with a passion for Hong Kong cinema, and in 2009, he unearthed a massive collection of extremely rare 35mm kung fu films. For his unorthodox film preservation efforts, he was dubbed “The Indiana Jones of film archivists” by the Willamette Week newspaper.