MIFF PREMIERE SHOWCASE - ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS (SORRENTO) Unclassified 18+
The Melbourne International Film Festival proudly heralds the return of the MIFF travelling film festival after an absence of six years. The MIFF Premiere Showcase hits the road with a series of weekend programs showcasing MIFF Premiere Fund, and will be in Sorrento the weekend of Friday 19 – Sunday 21 September 2014.
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"Our only crime was that we loved cinema." – Yoram Globus, Cannon Films co-founder
When film-obsessed cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus came to America, their dream was to create a production house that would rival the big Hollywood studios. The result was Cannon Films, an outfit that did everything: action, horror, musicals, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers and even arthouse dramas. Bold, brash, and with a slate of films unlike any other, Cannon soon became the stuff of legend, both on- and off-screen.
Supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, Electric Boogaloo rounds off director Mark Hartley's trilogy of exploitation cinema documentaries that began with Not Quite Hollywood (MIFF 2008) and continued with Machete Maidens Unleashed! (MIFF 2010). Featuring an astounding line-up of interviewees – including Richard Chamberlain, Dolph Lundgren, Tobe Hooper and many more – this is one of the year's essential titles.
"Hartley is one of the most purely entertaining documentarians in the world today." – Twitch
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This event was part of our 2014 Festival. To learn more about this year's MIFF, visit here