CRiSPiN GLOVER Film Festival!
“MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS” presents
The Very First CRISPIN GLOVER Film Festival in the World!
Hosted by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks
Friday, October 20th
Admission ONLY $5
Friday the 13th part IV: The Final Chapter
Directed by Joseph Zito Containing: Kimberley Beck, Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Ted White as Jason 1984, 90 mins
This supposed “final chapter” not only is the goriest film in the series, it’s also the best. A 13-year-old Corey takes on Jason Voorhees while Crispin does one of the greatest solo dance routines ever filmed. Special effects wizard Tom Savini returns to create the disturbingly gruesome murders and finally, we get to see Jason’s disfigured face. What more can you ask for? How about a reel of trailers preceeding the film, all of which have Crispin in them at some point!
Saturday, October 21st
DOUBLE FEATURE is $10
1:00pm: River’s Edge
Directed by Tim Hunter Containing: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck, Dennis Hopper. 1986, 99 mins
A group of suburban teenagers find one of their friends dead on the side of the river. Crispin gives a stunning performance as he attempts to keep the gang from falling apart in this near perfect film about the apathetic youth of the 80s. Do not miss this! Keanu gives one his best performances as well!
3:00pm Twister (not the tornado movie!)
Directed by Michael Almereyda Containing: Harry Dean Stanton, Suzy Amis, Crispin Glover, Dylan McDermott. 1989, 93 mins
An isolated family on a Kansas farm struggle to keep their sanity as they wait for a descending storm. Crispin perfects the oddball brother as he designs his own music downstairs and deals with his first relationship with a girl. This strange and honest family portrait will knock your socks off. As will the cameo by William S. Burroughs. Plus the closing credits song is composed entirely by Crispin!
Saturday, October 21st
MIDNITE DOUBLE FEATURE ($10)
11:59pm (midnite): The Orkly Kid
Directed by Trent Harris Containing: Crispin Glover, Elizabeth Daily 1984, 34 mins
This half hour short film was made just before Back To The Future and is actually the grand finale of it’s own trilogy: The Beaver Trilogy. Salt Lake City filmmaker Trent Harris cast Crispin to re-enact a documentary he made a few years prior about an Olivia Newton-John impersonator who designs a talent show in his small town of Idaho, hoping to showcase his disco-diva performance. Extremely Rare 16mm screening! (Not on DVD)
Rubin & Ed
Directed by Trent Harris Containing: Crispin Glover, Howard Hesseman, Karen Black 1991, 82 mins
Crispin wanders across the Utah desert wearing bell-bottoms & 6 inch platform shoes, hoping to find the perfect place to bury his dead cat which he is carrying around in a cooler filled with ice. Did I mention his sidekick is Howard Hesseman from Head of the Class and WKRP in Cincinnati? Pure cult classic. And of course this is an extremely Rare 35mm screening! (Not on DVD)
Sunday, October 22nd
TRIPLE FEATURE for ONLY $10
11:30am Back To The Future
Directed by Robert Zemeckis Containing: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover 1985, 111 mins
George McFly is one of the all time greatest characters from the 1980s. And looking back on this film, which is over 20 years old, Crispin is even more convincing now when you realize that he is actually the main character of the film! Bring out your kids, grandmas, little brothers and older sisters to one of the greatest films ever made... from the 1980s!
Directed by Jonathan Parker Containing: David Paymer, Crispin Glover, Joe Piscopo, Seymour Cassel 2001, 83 mins
Dead-end jobs are brought to life by Crispin’s wonderful performance in this dead-on deconstruction of desk-jobs. Based on Herman Melville's existential short story, Bartleby questions society with the simple response, “I would prefer not to.” This overlooked gem is a perfect counterpiece to Willard, Crispin’s r.a.t. infested remake proving that this decade is definitely Crispin’s return.
Directed by Glen Morgan Containing: Crispin Glover, R. Lee Ermey, Laura Elena Harring (of Mulholland Drive) 2003, 100 mins, ‘SCOPE
Crispin takes the lead role in this horrifying remake about a man who after being fired by his cruel boss, finds revenge by calling upon his rodent friends, especially one big, fat rat, Ben. Crispin sheds real tears in this frighteningly disturbing flick. Plus he sings the closing credits song, “Ben”, originally written and performed by Michael Jackson! In Widescreen!
Advance Tix are available at the Castro Theatre box office.
Festival Pass is $30 for 8 films!
PLEASE NOTE: Crispin's screenings of WHAT IS IT? at 7:30pm are separate admission.
CRiSPiN GLOVER SERIES programming & notes by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks with essential assistance tracking down print sources and booking films by Brian Collette.