April 24, 2016 at The Empty Bottle in Chicago.
It’s our girl + EB bartender + artist extraordinaire ERIN TOALE’S birthday, and her one wish was to screen the 2007 cult-classic Grindhouse. We at ye Empty Bottle are in the business of making dreams happen, so this is happening. J.R. Nelson will be playing some smooth brunch jams (or maybe just “In da Club” on repeat).
“A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers’ favorite exploitation films. Grindhouse (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for “grinding out” non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. Death Proof, is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while Planet Terror shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the ’50s exploitation drive-in classics.” – via IMDb