Wednesday, July 11th at 9:40pm
BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS - 35MM PRINT
Part of our 'PLAY IT COOL II' series!
DOUBLE FEATURE WITH 'BULLITT'
It's my happening, and it freaks me out!
In 1970, Twentieth Century-Fox, impressed by the visual zing "King of the Nudies" Russ Meyer had been bringing to bargain-basement exploitation fare, handed the director a studio budget and the title to one of its biggest hits, Valley of the Dolls. With a satirical screenplay by Roger Ebert, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls follows three young female rockers going Hollywood, in hell-bent sixties style, under the spell of a flamboyant producer-whose decadent bashes showcase Meyer's trademark libidinal exuberance. Transgressive and outrageous, this big-studio version of a debaucherous midnight movie is an addictively entertaining romp from one of cinema's great outsider artists.
35mm print courtesy American Genre Film Archive & 20th Century-Fox