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Super-8, Super Apes

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Before Blu-Ray, before laser disc, even before BetaMax, the home-movie format of choice/necessity was the Super-8 film reel. Limited to about fifteen minutes in length, the Super-8 version of a film is heavily edited so that only the "best" parts make the cut; usually this means anything violent, sexy or hysterical survives. It's like the YouTube of the early '70s. Thomas Stockman is a devoted collector of these joyous anachronisms, and tonight from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Way Out Club (2525 Jefferson Avenue; 314-664-7638) he presents Super-8 Damn Dirty Ape Movie Madness. As you may have guessed from the title, all five flicks in the Planet of the Apes series will be shown, from the classic Planet of the Apes through the less-good Battle for the Planet of the Apes. It's all the Charlton Heston machismo and Roddy McDowall persnickityness you can handle, plus apes, apes, apes. Also on the schedule are Robert Altman's Popeye, a Marx Brothers' movie and a Little Rascals short. Admission is $3, and you can get your stinking paws on a Way Out pizza for only $8.
Tue., Jan. 4, 2011

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