Today at The Clinton: Saturday, May 28

7:00pm Teen Witch

Simon, King of the Witches

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Weird, unconventional, sometimes truly transgressive, cult films push boundaries of decency and often break cultural taboos. They can be soooooooo bad that they're good, and fucking fun to watch, especially when you're throwing back a cold one with friends.

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Celebrate Pagan May at the Clinton Street Theater! Our theme this month relishes in the long tradition of film using rustic iconography outside the traditional Abrahamic religions for entertainment purposes, often to shock audiences with a hidden look at traditions outside the norm to stoke fears of female sexual empowerment. Ranging from classic comedy to campy exploitation and plenty of experimentalism in between, our slate of May titles is for anyone who enjoys seeing how witchcraft, nature worship, and hellish dedications have been portrayed on the silver screen. Come let this series cast a spell on you.

Simon, King of the Witches

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"A nearly perfect example of counterculture hippie horror from a bygone epoch." -Debi Moore, Dread Central

Simon, King of the Witches
Director: 
Bruce Kessler
Country: 
USA
Year: 
1971
Runtime: 
99 minutes

First seen addressing the camera about how he lives in a storm drain and possesses secret powers, Simon is convinced he's the latest incarnation of a powerful master, and makes a living out of high-society sleight-of-hand to more elaborate acts of genuine magic. Eventually he must bring a biblical spell of sorts down on the city as he passes through the earthly realm via a magical mirror, but that's far from the end of his journey.

Courtesy of Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive.

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$6 tickets available in advance online and at the door.