Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Mission Tiki Drive-in, we're teaming up with our friends at Severin Films to present two brand new 4K restorations of Alex de la Iglesia cult classics, DAY OF THE BEAST & DANCE WITH THE DEVIL to kick off the American Cinematheque's Recent Spanish Cinema series.
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Co-presented by ICAA and EGEDA US
THE DAY OF THE BEAST
(EL DÍA DE LA BESTIA)
1995, 99 min, Spain/Italy, Dir: Álex de la Iglesia
Two-thousand years after the birth of Christ, the Anti-Christ is about to be born – unless Father Ángel Berriartúa (Álex Angulo) can stop it. The Basque priest believes he can prevent the apocalypse by infiltrating the ranks of the devil, though that will require him to trade in his pious life for one of non-stop sin. Aided by a heavy metal fan (Santiago Segura) and an occult TV show host (Armando De Razza), Ángel raises hell through Madrid as Christmas Eve – and the possible end of the world – approaches in Álex de la Iglesia’s wickedly funny cult classic.
PERDITA DURANGO (aka DANCE WITH THE DEVIL)
1997, 129 min, Mexico/Spain, Dir: Álex de la Iglesia
Álex de la Iglesia’s first English-language feature stars Rosie Perez as Perdita Durango, whose trip to Mexico is sidelined by all-purpose felon Romeo Dolorosa (Javier Bardem). Perdita’s new beau traffics human fetuses to Las Vegas where they’re turned into cosmetics; naturally they need a couple of human sacrifices to do the job right. But nothing goes according to plan as law enforcement and Dolorosa’s underworld associates converge on the pair. Shocking, satirical and action-packed, this road movie offers plenty for Perez and Bardem to sink their teeth into, and they’re supported by a great cast including James Gandolfini, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Santiago Segura.
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