SHELF LIFE
1993, 81 min, USA, Dir: Paul Bartel

The last feature directorial effort from Paul Bartel (DEATH RACE 2000, EATING RAOUL) offers a subversive look at suburban values across two generations. Spooked by the Kennedy assassination, the St. Cloud family retreats to the safety of their fallout shelter - but never gets the "all clear" when the nuclear holocaust they'd feared fails to materialize. Decades later, after their parents have died, Tina (O-Lan Jones), Pam (Andrea Stein) and Scotty (Jim Turner) are still in that bunker, having grown to adulthood through daily rituals fashioned from snippets of television and vague memories of the world outside. Never before released, SHELF LIFE strikes a darkly comedic tone sure to make it a cult favorite.


DEATH RACE 2000
1975, New World Pictures, 80 min, USA, Dir: Paul Bartel

In the year 2000, hit-and-run driving is no longer a felony - it's the national sport! In a dystopian future, economic collapse has pushed America into martial law; to keep the people pacified, the government has created the Transcontinental Road Race. Pro-wrestling-style drivers (David Carradine, Mary Woronov and a pre-ROCKY Sylvester Stallone among them) resort to any violence necessary to cross the finish line first, racking up bonus points for killing pedestrians. But resistance fighters hope to use the race to their own ends in Paul Bartel’s satirical cult favorite.


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