May 2, 2017

Theresa is Rad: Patio Series

Speaking of movies we've missed and regretted, often the movies that screen at dusk around the Twin Cities are ones we have to miss. (Starting your workday at 2pm has it's benefits as well as drawbacks.) Here are some of Theresa's Traveling Patio Picture Show screenings that we very desperately wish we had caught.

Cool as Ice: A friend of mine who lives on the east coast had never contacted me about attend things in the Twin Cities on his behalf up until he saw Cool as Ice was playing in town. He's been trying to get me to watch this movie for years, so the second he saw it was playing he was trying to convince me to go. But it wasn't convincing we needed, if we had Tim and I been able to get out of work in time, we would have been there with bells on!

The Apple: When we watched Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films, there were plenty of films we needed to see highlighted in the film, but this one particular stood out. The Apple looks to be Cannon's most disjointed venture we have yet to see, some kind of Jesus Christ Superstar affair about the biblical Adam and Eve, set in the American counter culture, as told by an Israeli immigrant... I can't even imagine the spectacle that springs from that well.

Dolemite: Last August (still months before I'd actually see Dolemite for the first time) Theresa screened this epic film as part of her summer patio series at Club Jagger. If you want to know more about how I feel about the film after finally seeing it, click here, but know that I was sorry I'd missed this screening at the time, and I'm REALLY sorry now that I know exactly what I missed out on.

Bloody Birthday: This was supposed to be our second ever Tape Freaks mystery movie, but getting run over by a pickup threw a wrench into that plan. We did still screen Bloody Birthday, but it was the second film in a double feature and frankly didn't have the attendance it deserved. So, when we saw Theresa was screening this in her Traveling Patio Picture Show last summer, we were pumped. This movie needs far more people need to see it. Though, it would have been nice to have seen it again, with a full crowd to enjoy it with!

The Burbs: There might not be a better place to watch this movie than on a patio filled with people half in the bag. This movie ramps up the asinine so hard by the end (with an incredible cast pulling the whole thing off) it's impossible not to have a good time while watching it, never mind while sitting outside in the best months of the year with a cold drink in your hand. We'll always be bummed that we missed this one.

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