Saturday, October 18

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Carnival Magic

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Carnival Magic

(1981) dir Al Adamson w/Don Stewart, Regina Carrol [86 min; 35mm]
There’s always something just so wrong about an Al Adamson film. An outsider film artist if there ever was one, Adamson seems to operate outside the normal rules of narrative filmmaking. In CARNIVAL MAGIC – a film so off-putting that even Adamson kept it a secret until after his death – a carnival magician who really can do magic becomes the star of the show alongside his talking chimp. Everything goes swimmingly until the wild animal trainer decides to bump off his competition.


We’re thrilled to be partnering with the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) on our fall line-up for the REEL WEIRD BRATTLE series. The folks at AGFA are doing valuable work by collecting, preserving and making available genre and exploitation titles that might otherwise be ignored by more high-fallutin’ institutions. Subsequently, their collection contains some of the weirdest, wildest images ever committed to celluloid – perfect for this series that celebrates cinema at the edge of sanity. Learn more about AGFA and donate to their cause at!

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  • Saturday 10/18 at 11:30 PM

Brattle passes accepted.

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