“I want my 93 grand!”

E Street Cinema is kicking off their new midnight movie series “The GraveYard Shift.” Every Saturday at midnight they wil feature a cool old movie to be introduced by a prominent member of DC’s cultural community. This Saturday the featured movie is the ultra-cool psychadelic gangster filick “Point Blank” being introduced by DC”s finest homegrown crime novelist George Pelencanos! This is doubly cool.

First “Point Blank” starring Lee Marvin is a spectacular movie. Directed in a weird minimalist yet visually intense style by John Boorman, it stars Lee Marvin kicking ass and taking names as Walker a hood out to get his after being double-crossed and losing his money and his gal.

Second the chance to hear George Pelencanos talk about a movie he loves is always a rare treat. Everyone knows his DC based crime novels are some of the best DC fiction going but how many people know how much a film nut this guy is? He is super-passionate about his flicks and was one of the original investors to get none other than the Coen Brothers their start when he helped finance “Raising Arizona” and “Blood Simple” through the old Circle Theaters chain. I’m sure he’s going to do a bang-up entertaining intro to this Boorman classic!

1 Comment so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 3:44 pm

    I don’t know if it will make people more or less interested, but Point Blank is one of several movie adaptations of Westlake’s “The Hunter,” which was also the basis for 99’s “Payback” with Mel Gibson playing Porter. Neither movie got the name right for no reason I can figure out – he’s Parker, dammit!

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