Edgar Wright Curates: Top Secret!15

Edgar Wright Curates: Top Secret!

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  • Sat 29 Sep
  • 86 minutes
  • Director: Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker
  • Cast: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Christopher Villiers, Jeremy Kemp, Peter Cushing, Omar Sharif
  • UK/ USA (1984)

Synopsis

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.


Edgar:


“A gloriously silly joke marathon from the makers of ‘Airplane!’. This film flopped in 1984 and the team of Zucker Abraham Zucker attribute this to it not having a clear genre that it’s parodying. (WWII movies and Elvis movies?). But fret not, because this is a tickertape parade of zingers, from complete groaners to background details to hugely expensive physical gags. A festival of silly. Viva Nick Rivers!”


Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces with Agent Cedric and Flammond to attempt the rescue of her father, Dr. Paul, from the Germans, who have captured the scientist in hopes of coercing him into building a new naval mine.


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.