6/6: “Fit to Print” sneak peek and “Shock Corridor” at Freddy’sPosted: June 1, 2012
Description: Director Adam Chadwick and Producer Nancy Wolfe will introduce a new trailer and present material from their forthcoming documentary “Fit to Print” about the fading fortunes of the newspaper industry in the U.S. and speak about their fundraising campaign. The in-progress doc is using a new fundraising platform, Passerby: check out the campaign, consider supporting the project, and spread this link
Followed by a showing of Sam Fuller’s B-movie psycho-drama Shock Corridor (US, 1963, 100min) about the limits of journalistic integrity.
“In Shock Corridor, the great American writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller masterfully charts the uneasy terrain between sanity and madness. Seeking a Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett (Peter Breck) has himself committed to a mental hospital to investigate a murder. As he closes in on the killer, insanity closes in on him. Constance Towers costars as Johnny’s coolheaded stripper girlfriend. With its startling commentary on racism and other hot-button issues in sixties America and its daring photography by Stanley Cortez, Shock Corridor has had far-reaching influence.” -The Criterion Collection
Weds. June 6th 8pm
at Freddy’s Bar and Backroom
627 5th Ave btw/ 17th, 18th St.