Tuesday, February 25

Special Events ArchiveTrash Night (previous events)

Trash Night: The Dirt Bike Kid

BUY TICKETS: 7:30 Tickets $7 all seats. No Brattle Passes.

We’re excited to welcome TRASH NIGHT, one of Boston’s best underground comedy/film events, to the Brattle starting in 2014! Once a month TRASH NIGHT selects one F-grade, sub-cult cinematic wonder and unleashes it on an unsuspecting audience – with original video weirdness seeded throughout. This is one of the rare times at the Brattle when audience participation is not only encouraged, it’s required!

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THE DIRT BIKE KID (1985) dir Hoite C. Caston w/Peter Billingsley, Stuart Panking, Anne Bloom [91 mins]
You know what the problem with the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk is? It doesn’t have a magical flying dirt bike in it at all. The antagonist is a mean old banker, who’s dead-set on committing property fraud by bulldozing the town’s beloved hot dog-shaped hot dog shack. The kid from A Christmas Story rides about trying to rectify the situation, all while running from cops, outwitting Big Slime’s biker gang, and screaming at his hot-headed, violent dirt bike.

From the VHS box: “If you’re crazy about magic, hot for action, ready for romance and wild about winning… this movie’s for you!”