The Caribbean Gremlins Cart is definitely going to want to post up outside of this one: Saturday, Anthology Film Archives is screening Gremlins — and as if that weren’t enough to whip you into a mohawked, reptilian frenzy, the classic will be presented by original cast members Dick Miller, Zach Galligan, and Phoebe Cates (sorry, folks, no Corey Feldman). If you’re fresh off of the Breakfast Club reunion at SXSW, this is almost too much, too soon.
While Nitehawk gears up for its Jeff Goldblum retrospective, Anthology is paying tribute to a somewhat more obscure character actor, Dick Miller, who in Gremlins plays the neighbor whose house is bulldozed by one of the mutant mogwais. The East Village theater (located within spitting distance from Chinatown, where Gizmo came from) is screening a new documentary, That Guy Dick Miller, as well as a handful of the 175 films he’s appeared in — among them Roger Corman’s A Bucket of Blood and Sorority Girl, and Joe Dante’s Gremlins and Gremlins 2. You may not know Miller’s name, but you’ll recognize his face when you peep the above trailer for the documentary, which screens this Friday with a q&a.
Tickets are still available for the Gremlins reunion here.