The CBGB Festival is back for its second year and includes performances and panels from punk legends and CBs alumni like Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys), Syl Sylvain (New York Dolls), Glen Matlock (original Sex Pistols bassist) and some other not-so-punk rock performers like Lisa Loeb and the Wallflowers.
And while CBGB the movie has been getting some rather mixed reviews, the festival’s film screenings look really promising. From October 10th to the 13th there’ll be screenings of music films about many of the bands that have performed at CBs or have been heavily influenced by the scenes that developed there.
Some highlights include Bad Brains: A Band in DC, Nirvana Live and Loud and The ESG Story, which you can catch at Anthology Film Archives, IndieScreen, Wythe Hotel and Sunshine Cinema.
Check out a complete listing and some other festivals, slasher films and drive-in theaters we’re reel psyched about this week.
Alien & Aliens (part of Horror X2 Month)
The first two movies in the Alien franchise were box office hits and instant sci-fi classics. The first was directed by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Hannibal) and the second by James Cameron (Terminator 2, Titanic). It all begins when the Nostromo lands on the planetoid…
Huckleberry Bar, 588 Grand St, Williamsburg; 9 p.m.; Free
The Monkey’s Paw
After obtaining a monkey’s paw, which grants its owner three wishes, Jake Tilton makes some decisions that completely alter his world. He raises a co-worker from the dead who then goes on a murderous rampage and insists that Tilton uses his final wish to reunite him with his son. Based on the 1902 short by W.W. Jacobs of the same name.
Cinema Village, 22 E. 12th St., Greenwich Village; $11
To celebrate the first ever NYC concerts by Goblin (Oct. 6th and 7th), Anthology and Malastrana Film Series present Dario Argento’s masterpiece Suspiria (Goblin did all of the music for the film). An American dancer comes to the European dance academy and soon learns that it’s actually a front for a coven of old witches who perform black magic and satanic rituals.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave., Lower East Side; 8 p.m.; $10
The Driller Killer + Q&A with director and star Abel Ferrara + Times Square Theater History- prizes etc. + DJ Bones and an after-party
Presented by the “Deuce Boys” and screening in the “Times Square Theater” at Nitehawk, this NYC slasher, filmed in director Abel Ferrara’s 1977 Union Square apartment, digs into the underground No-Wave punk and pop-art scenes while examining madness and the decrepit city. The familiarity of some its themes might make some people think twice about moving here.
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg; 9:30 p.m.; $15
The Man Who Knew Too Much (part of Hitchcocktober)
Nothing like a Hitchcock remake of a Hitchcock film. This was the name of a film Hitchcock made in 1934 and then decided to remake again in 1956. Now with Doris Day and James Stewart as an American couple witness to a murder, Stewart learns of plans for an assassination he must keep quiet about, as foreign agents have kidnapped his son to keep him from calling the police.
Village East Cinema, 189 2nd Ave., East Village; 8 p.m.; $10
It’s the 35th anniversary of John Carpenter’s Halloween and Michael Myers is ready to wreak some serious havoc. Myers has spent 15 years locked away under the supervision of Dr. Sam Loomis but on October 30, 1978 he makes his escape and returns to his hometown of Haddonfield hellbent on revenge.
Village East Cinema, 189 2nd Ave., East Village; Midnight; $14
FRIDAY – SUNDAY
Army of Darkness at Midnight
Bruce Campbell is back in the sequel to Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2. Ash is transported to the Middle Ages and must fight an army of the undead in order to return. If he can retrieve the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis he might be able to make it back to the present.
Sunshine Cinema, 143 E Houston St, Lower East Side; Midnight; $13.50
FRIDAY 10/11 – FRIDAY 10/18
Imagine Science Films Festival
A film festival exploring how data is translated in cinematic forms. Documentaries, footage from lab experiments, discussions and avant-garde science pieces will be presented as parts of full-day programs. It’s the first science film festival in the world founded by scientists. Programs include: The Fly Room Project, Experimenta, Animation for Nanos and more. Check out the complete listings.
Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and New Jersey- List of Venues; Free-$8-$50
Teenage Wasteland Double Feature: Over the Edge and Suburbia + a performance by RVIVR
Well worth the trip to Queens, Empire Drive-in is a new drive-in movie theater with cars salvaged from a Brooklyn junkyard to give you the full drive-in experience. See students riot against teachers, parents and cops to a soundtrack of Cheap Trick and Van Halen in Over the Edge and then watch as punk rockers fight against authority to the sounds of The Vandals and The Germs in Suburbia– which also features Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers as a rat-eating punk rocker.
Empire Drive-In, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows; 7 p.m.; $15