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2018 HEAD featuring the Monkees & THE GREAT SILENCE
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2:30PM
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Wounded Galaxies presents two films that reflect the political/cultural climate of 1968 – as relevant today as they were 50 years ago.
Head (2:30pm) At the height of their fame, the Monkees teamed up with Jack Nicholson and Bob Rafelson to film Head. (Nicholson and Rafelson would soon make Easy Rider together.) The film is a post-modern, musical black comedy that mocks the Vietnam War, consumer culture, the music business, and the Monkees themselves. The cast includes Frank Zappa, Dennis Hopper, and Annette Funicello. The film’s soundtrack includes contributions by Carole King, Harry Nilsson, and Nicholson. Thomas Pynchon is reportedly a big fan.
The Great Silence (5:00pm) is a revisionist spaghetti western that was filmed in 1968 but never screened in the States. It will get its long-overdue theatrical release on March 30th and -- the screening at the BCT is the US premiere! Inspired by the recent deaths of Che Guevara and Malcolm X, writer/director Sergio Corbucci’s film is notable for its explicitly radical politics, dark tone, and a haunting score by Ennio Moriconi. Klaus Kinski stars. The Great Silence has influenced a number of contemporary filmmakers, notably Quentin Tarantino. Its suppression has only added to its mystique over the years—you won’t want to miss this.
The screenings will be general admission. Head will screen 2:30pm - 4:30pm, followed by a thirty-minute break. The Great Silence will screen 5pm - 7pm. Purchase a ticket to a single screening by selecting the appropriate showtime, or click on the 2:30pm time and purchase a pass to see both. Prices will increase on the day of the show.