January 26, 2014

SAVE THE DATE! The Daley Screening Double Feature Is Coming To The Brattle!



Are you ready for this shit?

My yearlong viewing experiment is swiftly drawing to a close so I've set things in motion to go out in style.  I've been looking forward to my final screening ever since I first got the idea for this epic journey of mine.  I really wanted to make my last screening something special, a shared experience for my friends, family, devout followers and complete strangers alike.  And on top of all that, it just so happens to be my birthday.  So let's fucking party!

The big event will be March 1st at the Brattle Theatre, my cinematic home away from home located in the heart of Harvard Square.  The kind folks of the Brattle have been incredibly supportive of my efforts and I've been lucky enough to catch 36 movies there to date, mostly awesome indie stuff and fabulous classics that I might never otherwise be able to see in a theater.  When I first reached out to the Brattle about hosting my final screening event they jumped at the idea and even raised me one, allowing me to program not just one but two movies.  So I'm going for broke here.  We'll have a double feature, movie trivia with prizes and even a performance from my old a cappella group, Emerson College's Noteworthy.

But what are the movies?  Well, we're still working out the details on the first show.  I was really hoping for the original Robocop, one of my absolute favorite movies that I've never been lucky enough to see on the big screen.  Sadly the print is not available due to the impending remake, so I'm exploring some other options.  But I'm pretty excited about my alternate choice, so I'll be sure to keep you all posted.

More importantly, the second show will be Y.K. Kim's 1987 cult masterpiece Miami Connection!  This is a film that I've been downright desperate to watch for ages now.  Hell, I even bought it on Blu-ray sight unseen, a move I rarely pull.  I've been sitting on the film for over a year now, as my original intention was to invite a few friends over to my place and watch it with (more than) a few beers.  But the more I thought about my final screening, the more it seemed like Miami Connection was the perfect film for the occasion.  If the poster above wasn't convincing enough, here's the synopsis courtesy of those mad geniuses as Drafthouse Films, who rescued it from the depths of 80's obscurity and brought the film screaming back to our eyeballs in glorious high definition:
Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida’s narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice. When not chasing beach bunnies or performing their hit song “Against the Ninja,” Mark (Tae Kwon Do master/inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim) and the boys are kicking and chopping at the drug world’s smelliest underbelly. It’ll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sound can’t stop until they’ve completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the “stupid cocaine”...and the entire MIAMI CONNECTION!!!   
Directed by 9th degree black belt philosopher/author/inspirational speaker Grandmaster Y.K. Kim, the film tells the story of fearless synth rock band Dragon Sound as they embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice in the streets of Orlando.
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So mark Saturday night March 1st on your calendar and don't make any other plans.  I'll let you know when we lock in our first feature and once tickets are available.  I promise a grand time will be had by all.

Get ready motherfuckers.