9/7: Plug Ugly Films at Freddy's

Description: A night of short films, music videos, and other odd bits of cinematic excellence from Brooklyn-based production company PLUG UGLY FILMS (makers of the excellent recent feature doc “Con Artist”)

Details: Wednesday September 7th, 9pm. At Freddy’s Bar & Backroom, 627 5th Ave btw. 17th, 18th St. M/R to Prospect Ave.

The Willowz – “We Live On Your from Plug Ugly Films on Vimeo.


8/24: Bikelordz, Native Sun, Badou Boy at LaunchPad

Description: A screening of the new short documentary BIKELORDZ (2011, 16min), shot by friends of KCCS in Accra. Check out the trailer and kickstarter campaign here and please consider supporting this awesome project. “Bikelordz is a short documentary about the self-taught, self-invented bicycle culture that kids in Ghana have created. It follows crews of these young BMX gurus as they try and use their skills to make money, gain recognition and live on their own terms. Filmed on the streets of Accra in 2007, Bikelordz features a soundtrack of all Ghanaian music and shows a side of the city never before seen beyond its limits.” Introduced by Bikelordz editor and KCCS captain Tobias Arturi.

Also: a presentation of “Native Sun,” a brand new visually stunning short film/music video shot in Accra and rural Ghana. Directed by Terence Nance and Blitz the Ambassador, featuring music from the latter’s upcoming second studio album, the film follows Mumin, a precocious young boy who makes the long trip to Accra from his home in the Ghana’s rural northern region. From Brooklyn-based Media MVMT. Finally: west to Dakar, for Badou Boy (1970, 56min) the debut film from Senegalese master filmmaker and experimentalist Djibril Diop Mambety. A night not to be missed.

Details: Wednesday August 24th, 8pm. At LaunchPad, 721 Franklin Ave. btw Park & Sterling Pl. 2/3/4/5 to Franklin. Free, popcorn provided, BYOB.

Bikelordz : Stunts and Styles from Accra, Ghana from Bikelordz on Vimeo.


8/13: Turkish Star Wars at Spectacle Theater

Description: For some odd reason, KCCS presents the no-budget, schlocky, shamelessly poor and shockingly inept 1982 bit of sci-fi lunacy TURKISH STAR WARS (aka Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam/ dir. Çetin Inanç/ 1982/ 91min) a wonderfully bad movie for the ages that borrows liberally from Lucasfilm and never bothers to make sense.
Details: Saturday August 13th, 11:59pm at Spectacle Theater. 124 S3rd St. @ Bedford. L to Bedford Ave. $5