Kim Newman Presents: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! + Q&A18

Kim Newman Presents: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! + Q&A

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  • Fri 28 Sep
  • 123 minutes
  • Director: Russ Meyer
  • Cast: Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams, Susan Bernard, Stuart Lancaster, Paul Trinka, Dennis Busch, Ray Barlow, Mickey Foxx
  • USA (1965)


As a finale to Scalarama 2018 in London, Genesis is proud to present a weekend of non-stop exploding cinema. 9 fantastic films – many of which may be new to you – in the tradition of midnight movies and the Scala’s legendary marathons, selected for you by the films fans’ film fans: Kim Newman, Edgar Wright and Julia Marchese. There’ll be a Q+A on Friday with Kim and our special guest curator from the USA, Julia.

Genesis Scalarama Weekender opens with Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! that will be followed by a Q&A with Kim Newman & Julia Marchese. Here's a few words on the film from Kim:

“Psychotic go-go dancer Varla (Satana) leads two equally busty, equally crazy sidekicks into the desert. The thrill-kill kittens double-cross each other, seduce every man in sight, and explode with a hyperactivity that suggests they are on course for early graves and don’t much care about it. Russ Meyer’s ultimate expression of the American cinema’s greatest fetishes: big breasts, fast cars, tight jeans, and sudden death.”

Russ Meyer's cult favorite follows sadistic go-go dancers Varla, Rosie and Billie as they break free from the nightclub where they perform and race out to the desert to stir up a little mayhem. After karate expert Varla kills an innocent man, the voluptuous trio takes his girlfriend hostage as they attempt to wheedle a hidden fortune from a misogynistic old man and his muscle-bound, brain-damaged son.

Tickets are £50 for a weekend pass, £24 for the Saturday ‘Edgar Wright’s stuff’ special, or £10 / £7.50 [students / concessions] for each film.