We invite you all to join us this Saturday March 29, 2014 as the prestigious American Cinematheque will be honoring 40 years of Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz, and Troma Entertainment with an evening of tribute paying homage to the films of the legendary director at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California beginning at 7:30pm. The four Tro-mazing films selected to be showcased are:
THE TOXIC AVENGER 1984, Troma Entertainment, 87 min. Dirs. Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman.When nerdy janitor Melvin falls into a vat of nuclear waste, he is suddenly transformed into a mutant superhero who lays waste to evildoers of all kinds and becomes a savior to his town. The first of Troma’s anti-corporate satires, THE TOXIC AVENGER is still one of the best – and most popular, having spawned multiple sequels and spin-offs. Co-director Lloyd Kaufman’s message, however, is firmly buried under some of the most spectacular gore and slapstick comedy ever put to celluloid. 2014 celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the “Toxic Avenger!”
TROMEO AND JULIET 1996, Troma Entertainment, 104 min. Dir. Lloyd Kaufman. Shakespeare’s classic gets Troma-tized, courtesy of director Lloyd Kaufman and screenwriter James Gunn. The bard’s young lovers are transposed to a modern day Manhattan, where Kaufman and Gunn largely stick to the original play’s structure but infuse it with liberal helpings of sex, violence and profanity. The result is one of Troma’s best films, a movie that USA Today described as “sexy, sweet, and surreal.” The eclectic cast includes scream queens Debbie Rochon and Tiffany Shepis, Troma star Will Keenan and even Lemmy from Motorhead as the narrator! Body Piercing. Kinky Sex. Dismemberment. All of the things that made Shakespeare great!
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