BANGKOK — A studio-gallery-shophouse in the Thonglor area will host three days of cult films from the ‘60s and ‘70s next week.
Gonzo-comedy musical “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which still plays regularly to devoted fans worldwide four decades after its release, will headline a roster of six films considered avant-garde productions of their time at Inspirational Films from the Last Century.
The event starts with love and sex games in 1960s’ Italy in “Boccaccio ‘70.” The four-episode film released in 1962 was directed by four Italian filmmakers: Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Vittorio De Sica and Mario Monicelli.
Get more Italiano vibe from the tale of Venetian womanizer in “Fellini’s Casanova.” The 1976 film stars Donald Sutherland and won a Best Costume Design at the Academy Awards.
Comical French highlights will come via the satirical exploration of supermodels and fashion industry in photographer William Klein’s first film, “Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?” and “Playtime” by director Jacques Tati of “Mon Oncle” fame. The latter French comedy is known for a budget as enormous as its sets, reportedly costing 17 million francs to make.
Horror enthusiasts won’t be let down. The French-Italian made “Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein,” or “Flesh for Frankenstein,”) will also be shown. The film, about a Dr. Frankenstein who dreams of making Serbian male and female monsters, received an X rating due to its explicit sex and copious gore.
The event runs Dec. 16 to Dec. 18 on the third floor of the Thong Lor Art Space. The full schedule is available online.
Tickets are 250 baht and include two drinks. All movies will show with English subtitles. Thong Lor Art Space is located on Soi Sukhumvit 55 and can be reached on foot from BTS Thong Lo exit No. 3.