Renegades documents the fans of Botswana’s heavy metal subculture, an underground minority rebelling against the status quo, redrawing the borders of both heavy metal and orthodox culture in Botswana. Marshall traveled to Botswana to take portraits of the metal scene there – a small but strong one, heavily influenced by bands like Iron Maiden, Megadeath and Motörhead.
“I can’t recall one instance where they were reluctant or dubious towards my taking their portraits,” says Marshall. “In most cases they relished the opportunity to show themselves off. They are proud and wield a sort of tangible power, wrought from both the fantasy and sonic force of metal. Whereas many ‘metal heads’ can be arrogant or smugly indifferent, these guys in Botswana are very open.”
David Lynch Series Continues…
The Films of David Lynch series, which spotlights a different Lynch film monthly through June 2014, continues in November with Dune (1984), a sci-fi/fantasy based on the bestselling novel by Frank Herbert. It stars Kyle McLaughlin and Sting. The story takes place in the far future where a duke and his family are sent by the Emperor to a sand world from which comes a spice that is essential for interstellar travel. The move is designed to destroy the duke and his family, but his son escapes and seeks revenge as he uses the world’s ecology as one of his weapons.
The film screens 7 p.m., Thursday, November 14
(extended version); 7 and 10 p.m., Friday, November 15; and 7 p.m., Sunday, November 17.
JFK FUN FACT:
He grew up partly in the Bronx.
The stereotype of Kennedy is that he was a born-and-bred Bostonian. In reality, Kennedy spent the first 10 years of his life in Brookline, in suburban Boston, until his family moved to the Bronx. The future president spent his middle-school years in the Bronx area until his family sent him to private school in Connecticut.
JFK: A President Betrayed
The Hollywood Theater in Dormont
Nov 6 7:30PM
the ultimate guerrilla film
Escape From Tomorrow is a new fantasy/psychological horror film starring Roy Abramsohn as a man having increasingly disturbing experiences and visions during the last day of a family vacation in Walt Disney World. While this debut of writer-director Randy Moore has garnered good reviews, what makes this movie really interesting is that it was shot secretly in Disney World and Disneyland without permission. The cast and crew used guerrilla filmmaking techniques to avoid attracting attention, such as keeping their scripts on their iPhones and shooting on handheld video cameras similar to those used by park visitors. After principal photography was complete, Moore was so determined to keep the project a secret from Disney that he edited it in South Korea.
It screens 7 p.m., Friday, November 8; and 3 and 7 p.m., Saturday, November 9.
"Chiller Theatre" was a late-night horror and science fiction movie program on WIIC/WPXI in Pittsburgh that aired from Sept.14, 1963 to Dec. 31, 1983. It was hosted by Bill Cardille, known to fans as “Chilly Billy." It was a Saturday night tradition for two generations of Pittsburghers. [Wikipedia; Chiller Theatre Memories]