Trailer Trash, The Black Angels
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Trailer Trash is a non-stop orgy of rare, original preview “trailers” advertising some of the Secret Cinema’s favorite films of the 1960s and ‘70s – exploitation, sexploitation, science-fiction, bikers, horror, rock musicals, beach movies, bloated big budget bombs and possibly some films that no
longer survive in feature form. All will be shown from archival 35mm prints (with several in true, IB Technicolor). A sampling of the many trailers to be shown includes Bikini Beach, Bury Me an Angel, Wild in the Streets, You Only Live Twice, Mondo Teeno, Devil’s Angels, Paradise Hawaiian Style, Foxes, Murderers’ Row, Chastity, The Trial of Billy Jack, Blow Up and many, many more, with some guaranteed surprises.
The Black Angels
dir: Laurence Merrick, US, 1970, 35mm, 80 mins
“White is pale, and pale is sick… and I hate all sickness!” This extremely rare entry from the biker genre also sought to cash in on the newer phenomenon of blaxploitation films by pitting two rival motorcycle gangs, one white and one black, against each other in a race-motivated war for turf. This intriguing idea is either foiled or enhanced (depending on one’s tastes) by mostly amateur acting, aimless script and a nearly-constant stream of awkward dialogue, intermittently interrupted by some thoughtful commentary on race relations. The Choppers were portrayed by a reallife black biker gang and much of the cast and crew from The Black Angels worked on the equally obscure Guess What Happened To Count Dracula.
$7.00 - $9.00
International House Philadelphia
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