January Giallo 2022 Line-Up
Updated: Dec 16, 2021
Cinematic Void Announces Nationwide Expansion of “January Giallo” Series For 2022
Cinematic Void with the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles will team with Coolidge After Midnite at The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston and Music Box of Horrors at The Music Box Theatre in Chicago this January for a month-long nationwide celebration of retro Italian thrillers.
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Cinematic Void, the Los Angeles cult film series based at the American Cinematheque, has announced an expansion of its popular “January Giallo” film program that will surprise genre cinephiles across the nation. For 2022, screenings will take place weekly at The American Cinematheque’s Los Feliz 3 location in Los Angeles, and, in a true twist for rep cinema fans, much like one out of a Giallo, January Giallo will now also take place weekly at The Coolidge Corner Theatre with Coolidge After Midnite in Boston, MA...and...at The Music Box Theatre with Music Box of Horrors in Chicago, IL.
“It’s an honor to expand January Giallo with two of the most beloved and respected rep cinemas in the country,” says James Branscome, founder of Cinematic Void. “It was an absolute pleasure to work with Mark E. Anastasio from The Coolidge and re-team with former Cinematheque programmer William Morris at The Music Box to make this happen.”
“The Coolidge After Midnite is thrilled to be a partner in crime with Cinematic Void! A notorious film series that we welcome to the East Coast with bloody, black-gloved, and trenchcoated arms," says Mark E. Anastasio, Director of Special Programming at The Coolidge.
William Morris, co-programer of the Music Box of Horrors adds, “There’s no better way to ring in the New Year than with a bottle of J&B, a ruthless black-gloved, razor-wielding maniac, a sexy soundtrack, and enough style to stop your heart. Cinematic Void and its progenitor, Jim Branscome, have been terrorizing the West Coast with January Giallo since 2017. This year the madness is spreading and we here at the Music Box of Horrors couldn’t be more excited to join in on the debauchery.”
Giallos, a subgenre of Italian cinema popular in the 70s and 80s, are thrillers often characterized by stunning psychedelic cinematography, mystery plots with “out of nowhere” twists, and over-the-top graphic violence.
“Between the three venues we are able to screen a variety of what the genre has to offer,” says Branscome. “You get works from such masters as Dario Argento including the CREEPERS cut of PHENOMENA, as well signature films from Mario Bava, Sergio Martino, and Umberto Lenzi. But we’re also able to present a lot of deep cuts and rarities as well, including a beautiful technicolor Italian language print of PERFUME OF THE LADY OF BLACK.”
“When we started January Giallo, it was just an excuse to show some of my favorite movies from my favorite sub-genre,” continues James. “Now, it’s become a holiday of sorts for horror film fans. I’m so thrilled that we can celebrate January Giallo with new crowds across the country this year.”
And for those who aren’t in the Los Angeles, Boston, and Chicago areas, Cinematic Void will also be hosting a virtual screening as part of its monthly Cinemadness Movie series, presented by Severin Films, on January 14.
Los Feliz 3 | Los Angeles, CA with American Cinematheque
Jan. 3 CREEPERS aka PHENOMENA in 35mm TICKETS
Jan. 10 PERFUME OF THE LADY IN BLACK in 35mm TICKETS
Jan. 17 GIRL IN ROOM 2A in 35mm TICKETS
Jan. 24 THE CORRUPTION OF CHRIS MILLER in 35mm TICKETS
Jan. 31 SOMETHING CREEPING IN THE DARK in 35mm TICKETS
Coolidge Corner Theatre | Brookline, MA with Coolidge After Midnite
Jan. 8 BLOOD & BLACK LACE TICKETS
Jan. 15 ORGASMO aka PARANOIA in 35mm with Cinematic Void’s Jim Branscome in person TICKETS
Jan. 22 CREEPERS aka PHENOMENA in 35mm TICKETS
Jan 29 THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH in 35mm TICKETS
Music Box Theatre | Chicago, IL with Music Box of Horrors Presents
Jan. 5 TRAUMA TICKETS
Jan. 12 THE CASE OF THE SCORPION’S TAIL TICKETS
Jan. 19 THE PYJAMA GIRL CASE TICKETS
Jan. 26 PERFUME OF THE LADY IN BLACK in 35mm TICKETS
Jan. 14 @ 8:30 PM PT Severin Films presents the Cinemadness Movie
Watch here: www.cinematicvoid.com/midnight
Central Cinema | Knoxville, TN
Jan. 5 BLOOD AND BLACK LACE / DEEP RED TICKETS
Jan. 12 TORSO / YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY TICKETS
Jan. 19 DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING / A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN TICEKTS
Jan. 26 WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? / WHO SAW HER DIE? TICKETS