Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Dec 7

Clinton Cult Classics presents SAMURAI COP

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Weird, unconventional or truly transgressive, Cult Films push boundaries of decency and sometimes break cultural taboos. They can be soooooooo bad that they're good, and f*cking fun to watch, especially when you're throwing back a cold one with friends.

POSTER_1920For the next nine films in our series, we'll start the evening off with LAVA LOG, nine animated videos assembled from digital recreations of stock images, the depths of Google image search, and 00's nostalgia, set to ambient soundscapes created using obsolete iPhone apps, field recordings of malfunctioning tech, and other internet ephemera.

 

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Clinton Cult Classics presents SAMURAI COP

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“If filmmaking is a metaphor for the human condition (and I've yet to encounter a better one), that metaphor is never more perfectly illustrated than here.” - Joe, LETTERBOXD

Directed by prolific Iranian ex-pat Amir Shervan, the reckless and outrageous SAMURAI COP is a true treasure of the trash-action pantheon.

Restoration courtesy of All Channel and the American Genre Film Archive.

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SAMURAI COP
Director: 
Amir Shervan
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1991
Runtime: 
96 minutes

Prepare to question everything you thought you knew about roundhouse kicks, thongs, and katana beheadings. Joe (Matt Hannon, Sylvester Stallone’s one-time bodyguard) is the Samurai Cop, a rock of a man who will do literally whatever it takes to punish criminals -- even if that means taking dozens of innocent lives in the process. Teamed with a truly hilarious partner (Mark Frazer), Joe embarks on a mindmelting sex-and-violence-fueled adventure against evil ninjas, drug dealers, and genre legend Robert Z’Dar (MANIAC COP)!

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LAVA LOG

The Lava Log is a visual album.  These 9 animated videos are assembled from digital recreations of stock images, the depths of Google image search, and 00's nostalgia, set to ambient soundscapes created using obsolete iPhone apps, field recordings of malfunctioning tech, and other internet ephemera.  A collaboration between animator Kieran O'Hare (Joe Pera Talks You To Sleep), musician Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts), and sound designer/composer Ryan Dann (Joe Pera Talks with You), the Lava Log is ASMR for the hyperactive-- like staring at a Lava Lamp melting in the embers of a Yule Log. 

 

Creator Bios:

Kieran O'Hare is an animator and visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY who has created animated TV and web content for platforms including Adult Swim, VICE, and MTV. His fine art looks askance at the informational function of infographics, taking a critical view in his maps, non-linear narrative “bricks,” and various hand-drawn simulacra.

Sean Yeaton is a musician and artist best known as a founding member of the New York-based band Parquet Courts.

Ryan Dann is a sound designer and score composer based in Brooklyn, NY. He's best known as the primary composer for Joe Pera Talks With You on Adult Swim, but has also worked on podcasts such as Storybound, Unsolved Mysteries, and Their Own Devices. As a musician, he releases music under the name Holland Patent Public Library.

 

Special Admission

$6; ticket includes a $1 service fee.

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