If you’ve been to the Milwaukee Film Festival in the past five years, you’ve probably encountered a peculiar set of films called Cinema Hooligante. This often bloody, disturbing, sick, subversive, and just plain fun program has been proudly sponsored by Milwaukee Record. Hell, that sponsorship even goes back to Milwaukee Record‘s predecessor, A.V. Club Milwaukee (R.I.P.)
But if there’s one thing wrong with Milwaukee Film and Milwaukee Record teaming up to bring to you midnight movie fare, it’s that it only happens once a year. No longer. Beginning this weekend, Cinema Hooligante will become a year-round affair, with Hooligante-tastic films screening at the Oriental Theatre every other Friday and Saturday. YES.
First up is the new Relaxer, screening Friday, May 3 at 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 p.m. Some have said it “might be the grossest movie of the year,” but we’ll let the movie speak for itself:
Doom and gloom are on the way. The Y2K apocalypse can’t be stopped. Abbie’s older brother issues him the ultimate challenge before it goes down: beat the infamous level 256 in Pac-Man and no getting up from the couch until he does so. Abbie’s survival story begins here; inside a rotting living room with no food or water, and a revolving door of numb-nut friends and acquaintances. It’s The Exterminating Angel by way of Slacker.
Sold. Get your tickets HERE.
Next up is the 1986 cult classic Night Of The Creeps, screening Friday, May 17 at 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 p.m. It’s one of those delightful “cult classics about cult classics” that’s set in 1959, concerns space aliens and zombies, and is directed by Monster Squad auteur Fred Dekker. Get your tickets HERE.
We’ll have info on more films in the weeks ahead. Long live Cinema Hooligante!