BOOKS THROUGH BARS BENEFIT
RepoMan/Mad Max Movie Night and Bakesale
Just $5 for two classic 1980s dystopian technothrillers and a chance to sample home-baked goods? All funds used to send free books to people in prison? That’s right. Come support New York City’s books to prisoners program. Learn about Books Through Bars here
7:30pm — MAD MAX II: THE ROAD WARRIOR
1982, directed by George Miller
“In a post-nuclear war world, a lone adventurer who drives the roads of outback Australia in an endless search for gasoline. His opponents include Lord Humungus, and they battle over a tiny band of civilized survivors and their horde of fuel.”
Haven’t seen Mad Max I? Don’t worry about it.
9:30pm — REPO MAN
1984, directed by Alex Cox
“Otto, a baby-face punk played by Emilio Estevez, becomes an apprentice to Bud (Harry Dean Stanton), a coke-snorting, veteran repo-man-of-honor prowling the streets of a Los Angeles wasteland populated by hoods, wackos, burnouts, conspiracy theorists, and aliens of every stripe.”
100 N. 3rd St. bet. Berry St. and Wythe Ave, Williamsburg
Description: Freddy’s Backroom tomorrow, Wed. 12/9 with El dia de la bestia (The Day of the Beast, 1995, 99min, Spain/Italy), director Alex de la Iglesia’s horror-thriller-comedy mash-up about an unhinged priest and his attempts to thwart the birth of the Antichrist in present-day Madrid on Christmas Day. In time for the holidays.
Details: 8:30pm, Freddy’s Backroom, 485 Dean St., 2/3 to Bergen St. or any train to Atlantic/Pacific
KCCS hosts a special post-election screening of The Promise of New York, Raul Barcelona’s irreverent look at mayoral politics in NYC
8pm, Wednesday, 12/2, Vox Pop Cafe: 1022 Cortelyou Rd @ Stratford Rd, Q to Cortelyou
free as always
“A blogger turned stand-up comic, an obsessive political gadfly and a high-school math teacher compete against each other and arch rival incumbent Michael Bloomberg for the post of New York City mayor. As these ordinary citizens take politics into their own hands, The Promise of New York explores the meaning of democracy and the identity of a city with hilarious irreverence and thought-provoking sensitivity.”
New York City. Politics. Mayhem.
**Director Raul Barcelona will join us for an intro and a Q&A after the film, and will have copies of his recently released DVD to sell**
“The film is at times whimsical, frustrating and hilarious, and the perfect vehicle to show how the political process in New York stifles rather than cultivates democracy.”-City Hall News
Winner of Best Documentary Audience Choice Award @ 31st Big Muddy Film Festival
trailer & more info at www.thepromiseofnewyork.com
directions/info at voxpopcafe.com