Alibi Midnight Movie

Mind Game

Mar 16 to Mar 17
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Masaaki Yuasa - 2004 - 103m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles - AN ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS SPECIAL - $8 Gen. / $6 Stu.

Never before released theatrically in the U.S., Mind Game, the landmark debut from acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa!! 

The film's title says it all — this is a head trip like no other. Combining a wide array of techniques from traditional hand-drawn animation to rotoscoping to collage, Yuasa creates a genre-bending adventure that cannot be described, only experienced.

Buckle in and prepare to surrender yourself to an exhilarating and wildly entertaining ride. Cult classic Mind Game is an explosion of unconstrained expression – gloriously colorful mages ricochet in rapid fire associations,like Masaaki Yuasa’s brain splattered onto the screen in all its goopy glory. Audiences will begin to grasp what they are in for early on as loser Nishi, too wimpy to try to save his childhood sweetheart from gangsters, is shot in  the butt by a soccer-playing psychopath, projecting Nishi into the afterlife. In this limbo, God – shown as a series of rapidly changing characters – tells him to walk toward the light.  But Nishi runs like hell in the other direction and returns to Earth a changed man, driven to live each moment to the fullest.

"A virtuoso narrative loop-the-loop that travels through a phantasmagoric catalog of animation styles, Mind Game is not just one of the most fantastically experimental anime features seen stateside. It’s a superflat cousin to the grown-up cartoon head trips of the ’60s and ’70s like Yellow Submarine, Fritz the Cat, or Fantastic Planet, replete with grand metaphysical themes, gloriously extended avant-psychedelic sequences, and Japanified bits of Bakshian bawdiness." — Ed Halter, Village Voice

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Masters of the Universe - the Dolph Lundgren 1987 cult hit!

Mar 30 to Mar 31
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Gary Goddard - 1987 - 106m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 general / $6 students

An 80's schlock classic, full on ridiculous, hilarious and yummy bad - ENJOY!

Dolph Lundgren stars in this live-action film version of the popular television cartoon series (based on a collection of Mattel action figures). Lundgren is He-Man, a well-muscled super-hero, battling the evil Skeletor (a great Frank Langella!) for control of the universe. Skeletor has designs on conquering the planet Eternia, a ravaged utopia ruled over by the Sorceress of Greyskull Castle (Christina Pickles). He-Man is summoned to stop Skeletor's plans. But when the wily dwarf Gwildor (Billy Barty) utilizes his Cosmic Key, He-Man and Skeletor finds themselves transported to California. There, a waitress named Julie (Courteney Cox) and her boyfriend Kevin (Robert Duncan Mitchell) come across the Cosmic Key and become embroiled in the intergalactic battle between He-Man and Skeletor.

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Vampire Clay

Apr 27 to Apr 28
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Soichi Umezawa - 2018 - 80m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 Gen / $6 Stu. - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles

A gory and (intentionally?) hilarious marriage of The Blob, The Thing, and The Evil Dead about a possessed pile of clay terrorizing students at a Japanese art school.

“One of the most gleefully absurd and visually engaging films I've seen this year!” - Jonathan Barkan, Dread Central

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