SLAVE TO THE GRIND
2018, Death by Digital, 100 min, Dir: Doug Robert Brown

Grindcore is the world’s fastest, most intense music. Fusing the anarchistic and leftist attitudes of the U.K. punk scene with the speed and drunken aggression of American death metal, grindcore continues to challenge (and often offend) listeners. Featuring interviews with members of Napalm Death, Repulsion, Carcass, Terrorizer, Brutal Truth, Unholy Grave, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Municipal Waste and more, SLAVE TO THE GRIND is a whirlwind tour of the music’s evolution and the bands united by the principle of “play fast or die.”


DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH
2007, 95 min, USA, Dir: Erik Nelson

Harlan Ellison's recent passing has left a huge, never-to-be-filled vacancy among his fans, disciples and anyone who cares about writing and freedom of expression. Like his peers Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut, Ellison’s output was originally shunted into the literary ghetto of sci-fi, but Ellison and his work came to define its own genre, which will remain as unique as its creator. Twenty-five years in the making, the recently remastered DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH is a literary documentary that captures Harlan Ellison, his magnetic personality and his indelible work, along with appearances from Robin Williams and author Neil Gaiman. Directed by the producer of GRIZZLY MAN and A GRAY STATE, Erik Nelson, it features an original score composed and performed by Richard Thompson.


THE RED KIMONA
1925, 77 min, USA, Dir: Walter Lang, Dorothy Davenport

This sensationalistic drama stars Priscilla Bonner as Gabrielle Darley, who is swept off her feet by an older man only to be deposited in a New Orleans brothel; though she eventually frees herself, scandal continues to dog the young woman. With her late husband stigmatized for drug use, narrator Davenport implores audiences not to judge the central character - which didn’t stop the real-life Gabrielle Darley from filing a lawsuit. Courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.


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