Sunday Subversive films


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Sunday SUBVERSIVE FILM NIGHT featuring wild, controversial films at 8 pm. Afterwards, features the BEHIND THE GARAGE music series, with a weekly schedule of bands and experimental performance acts to rock your Sunday. Join their Facebook page~ see this blue link? click it. Facebook page for all the fresh details






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None of this would happen without the Ultra talented ALLI , the spearhead of "Behind the Garage." Her eclectic taste brings in musical acts that range from the obscure to the truly otherworldy. This is by far the most frequently occurring regularly scheduled experimental & fringe music night in Wilmington. Remember, Sundays, there is always something live happening here.

If you have an act that wants to play Sundays, contact Alli directly. Provide links to your music or act samples, and she'll check you out!



Mondays Multimedia Open Mic! & $2 Mystery Magical Micros Featuring live music, and other live performance projects,with a dozen stellar microbrews for just $2 bucks.In a city where many places are closed on this post-weekend day, we've got you covered on live shows!

Tuesdays INDY MUSIC NIGHT! rocking your socks off with more live entertainment from regional and national acts. Independent, unique unsigned, talented, and not your usual fare. Most shows are free to low cover, and we offer $1 Sake Shots to entice you all the more.

Wednesdays LIVE GAME SHOW & VINYL NIGHTS The Fool's game show is a wild hybrid between game show and talent show. Prizes are awarded for the winners, who must compete in various feats of stupidity, trivia, and tolerance in order to win. Every third Wednesday is BRING YOUR VINYL NIGHT. We'll play anything.

Thursdays FIRE & DRUM JAM followed by DJs@ 11 WIlmington's longest running drum circle, for 6 years, is coupled with a wild group of fire dancers, jugglers, trick object manipulators, and other circus types for an organic night of practice, rhythm, and fun. Takes place outside, rain or shine. At 11, a DJ takes over, to spin Psytrance, and arabic breakbeat fusion, while the floor opens up for glow spinners who create amazing visuals with spinning objects.

Fridays & Saturdays LIVE Who knows what you can expect, except that It's going to Be LIVE! From odd performance acts, to circus shows, to bellydance show-cases, and special event theme nights, or live music entertainment spanning every genre from 1940s jazz to rapping trombone players. We are constantly in search of crazy new entertainment to blow your mind, so ANY night you stop in, is going to be something completely different!




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Dec 9: Kill List

*Kill List* is 2011 British horror film from Ben Wheatley, starring Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley and MyAnna Buring. When a British soldier (Maskell) returns home from Kiev, he joins an old friend as contract killers. His disturbed past surfaces as he spins out of control during jobs and\ ominous employers raise the stakes

Dec 16: The Green Butchers
*The Green Butchers* (Danish: *De grønne slagtere*) is a 2003 Danish film starring Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, and Line Kruse, written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen. It is a black comedy featuring two butchers, Svend "Sweat" and Bjarne, who start their own shop to get away
from their arrogant boss. Cannibalism is soon introduced to the plot, and further complications arise due to the reappearance of Bjarne's mentally retarded twin brother Eigil.

Dec 23: A Christmas Carol
The TV movie classic on Charles Dickens's novel, it stars George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge, the old miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature and then learns real compassion when 3 ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

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Aug 5: Scorpio Rising
*Scorpio Rising* is a 1963 experimental film by Kenneth Anger, starring
Bruce Byron (who Anger asserts was "half-crazy") as Scorpio. Themes central to the film include the occult, biker subculture, Catholicism and Nazism;\ the film also explores the worship of rebel icons of the era, namely James Dean and Marlon Brando (referred to by Anger as Byron's
"heroes") with many of Anger's films, *Scorpio Rising* contains no dialogue - it instead features a prominent soundtrack consisting of 50s and 60s pop, including songs by Ricky Nelson, The Angels, The Crystals, Bobby Vinton, Elvis Presley & Ray Charles.

Aug 12: The Business of Being Born
*The Business of Being Born* is a 2008 documentary film that explores the
contemporary experience of childbirth in the United States. Produced by
Ricki Lake, it compares various childbirth methods, including midwives,
natural births, epidurals, and Cesarean sections.The film criticizes the American health care system with its emphasis on medicines and costly interventions and its view of childbirth as a medical emergency rather than a natural occurrence.

Aug 19: Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
Known in Japan as simply *Nemo*, is a 1989 animated feature film directed by Masami Hata and William T.\ Hurtz. Loosely based on the comic strip *Little Nemo in Slumberland* by\ Winsor McCay, the film went through a lengthy development process with a number of screenwriters. The plot covers a young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his his own fantasy, which is everything he has\ dreamed of until he unleashes a century old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself

Aug 26: Last Tango in Paris

(Italian: *Ultimo tango a Parigi*) is a 1972 Italian romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci which portrays a recent American widower who takes up an anonymous sexual relationship with a young, soon-to-be-married Parisian woman. It stars Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, and Jean-Pierre Léaud.The film's raw portrayal of sexual
violence and emotional turmoil led to international controversy and drew
various levels of government censorship.




July 1: The Wicker Tree
*The Wicker Tree* is a 2011 horror film written and directed by British filmmaker Robin Hardy. The film contains many direct parallels and allusions to the 1973 film *The Wicker Man, which was also directed by Hardy. *The Wicker Tree* is neither a sequel nor a remake, but is intended as a companion piece which explores the same themes.

July 8: Melancholia
*Melancholia* is a 2011 film written and directed by Lars von Trier starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Kiefer Sutherland. The narrative revolves around two sisters during and shortly after the wedding party of one of them, while Earth is about to collide with an approaching rogue planet. The film prominently features music from the prelude to Richard Wagner's opera *Tristan und Isolde (1857–59)

July 15: Don't Come Knocking
Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard learns that he might have a child somewhere out there. The very idea seems like a ray of hope that his life wasn't all in vain. So he sets out to find that young man or woman. He discovers an entire life that he has missed

July 22: No Such Thing
"No Such Thing" tells the story of a young journalist who journeys to
Iceland to find her missing fiancée only to encounter a mythical creature.
She eventually forges a relationship with the being.

July 29: El Topo
*El Topo* (*The Mole*) is a 1970 Mexican western
film directed by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky. Characterized by its bizarre characters and occurrences, use of maimed and dwarf performers, and heavy doses of Christian symbolism and Eastern philosophy the film is about the eponymous character - a violent, black-clad gunfighter - and his quest for enlightenment.




June 3: Chronicle of a Disappearance
a 1996 drama film by Palestinian director, and actor Elia Suleiman.
Suleiman stars in the film along with his family members, his relatives, and other non-actors.Dhat Productions produced the film. The film features no real storyline or character arc. Suleiman plays himself returning to Israel and the West\ Bank after a long absence which is followed by a series of barely connected vignettes and sketches, which are intended to convey the feelings of restlessness and uncertainly from Palestinian statelessness. The film's tone varies through these scenes such as "Nazareth Personal Diary", which has a light and domestic tone, and "Jerusalem Political Diary", which has a more ideological tone

June 10 Cropsey
Cropsey is a 2009 American investigative-crime horror-documentary film, written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The film and its title uses the urban legend of "Cropsey", akin to the various incarnations of the Boogeyman, as an introduction to what eventually leads the film to its intended subject: Andre Rand, a convicted child kidnapper from Staten Island, New York.

*June 17 // The Profit
**The Profit* is a feature film written and directed by Peter N. Alexander. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France in 2001. Distribution of the film was prohibited by an American court order which was a result of a lawsuit brought by the Church of Scientology, although the filmmaker says that the film is not about Scientology. The film was described by its producers as a work of fiction, meant to educate the public about cults and con men. It was widely seen as a parody of the Church of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard.

*June 24 // DMT*: *The Spirit Molecule*
This documentary investigates dimethyltryptamine (DMT), an endogenous psychoactive compound, which exists in humans and numerous species of plants and animals. It traces Dr. Rick Strassman's government-sanctioned, human DMT research and its many trials, tribulations, and inconceivable realizations. A closer examination of DMT's effects through the lens of two traditionally opposed concepts, science and spirituality, *The Spirit Molecule* explores the connections between cutting-edge neuroscience, quantum physics, and human spirituality.

May 6: The Time That Remains
*The Time That Remains* is a 2009 semi-biographical drama film written and directed by
Elia Suleiman. The film stars Elia Suleiman, Saleh Bakri, Leila
Mouammar, and Bilal Zidani. It gives an account of the creation of the
Israeli state from 1948 to the present. The film won the Critics Prize from
Argentinean Film Critics Association “Because of her artistic mastery and
the magnificent approach with which she exhibits, from a personal point of
view, her own people’s history and pain.” at Mar del Plata International
Film Festival.

May 13: Up
*Up* is a 2009 American computer-animated comedy-adventure
film produced by Pixar distributed by Walt Disney
Pictures and presented in Disney Digital 3-D .
The film centers on an elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen and an earnest young Wilderness Explorer named
Russell who fly to South America by floating in a house.

*Up is also notable for breaking the mold of what a successful animation film can be, despite lack of corporate tie-ins, as its main character was an elderly man~not exactly the type of character kids want to see in their happy meal.

May 20: Kooky
*Kooky* is a 2010 Czech action comedy film directed by Jan
Sverák . The film combines techniques of puppet
animation , stop motion and live action. It tells the story of a
six-year-old asthmatic boy whose parents force him to throw away his favorite toy, an old teddy bear named Kooky. In the boy's
fantasy, Kooky comes to life in the landfill , escapes into a mysterious forest and begins its journey amongst the rough-and-ready creatures of the forest.

May 27: Behind the Burly Q*
Behind the Burly Q* is a film documentary looking back at the golden age of Burlesque~ one of America's most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century.
This documentary film reveals the story of burlesque by telling the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age through the women (and men) who lived it.


"Under the present brutal and primitive conditions on this planet, every
person you meet should be regarded as one of the walking wounded. We have
never seen a man or woman not slightly deranged by either anxiety or grief.
We have never seen a totally sane human being." --Robert Anton Wilson



















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