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Joe Hall and the Corvettes
“Bongo Beatin’ Beatnik” (1959)
Feb. 24th (NEW)
Feb. 24th (NEW)
This Roger Corman inspired epic is also known as “Blood Bath” - directed by Jack Hill. This flick stars William Cambell and Linda Saunders. A delusional painter in Venice Beach, California who believes himself to be the re-incarnation of a vampire begins to kidnap local women for his art pieces. Will beatnik “Bird” be able to crack the case?
March 3rd
March 3rd
This is the first film from comic and filmmaker Woody Allen. In 1966, he took the Japanese action film, “International Secret Police: Key of Keys” and re-dubbed it. He changed the plot to make it revolve around finding a secret egg salad recipe. The Japanese movie was directed by Senkichi Taniguchi. The Allen version includes music from hippie musicians “The Lovin’ Spoonful.” Put a spoonful of sugar in your coffee and groove to this laugh a minute movie.
March 10th
March 10th
Charles “The Butcher” Benton, a brutal death row inmate gets double-crossed by his crooked lawyer. He gets his chance for revenge when, after he's been executed, a bizarre experiment brings him back to life and more deadly than ever.
March 17th
March 17th
The Legend of Boggy Creek is a 1972 horror docudrama about the “Fouke Monster”, a Bigfoot-type creature that has been seen in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s. The film mixes staged interviews with some local residents who claim to have encountered the creature, along with fictitious reenactments of said encounters. Charles B. Pierce, an advertising salesman from Texarkana borrowed over $100,000, used an old 35mm movie camera and hired locals to help make the 90-minute film. The film has generated approximately $20 million in box office revenue.

Bird, Zelda and Theodore

ABOUT OBC

Off Beat Cinema is a two-hour hosted movie show that airs on television stations throughout North America on the retroTV Network along with a series of independent stations. Off Beat Cinema promises to show you “the movies that must be shown” – the good, the bad and the foreign (in their original languages, of course!)

Off Beat Cinema began on October 31, 1993 as a diversion from the flood of late night infomercials that seemed to consume the available airwaves of television’s last cool frontier: late night! Once a hip haven for insomniacs, second shifters, beatniks and kids who would sneak back to the TV when their parents were solidly in dreamland, late night television had become a vast wasteland of hucksters hawking everything from cooling systems to spray-on hair in a can.

The Hungry EarThe show is filmed in the Hungry Ear Coffee House, a whacked-out poetry basement located somewhere in downtown Buffalo, NY. The Hungry Ear Coffee House is a mad pad, Dad… and the kind of place where Boris Karloff could sit with Ed Wood and discuss the transcendence of the ego and how that applies to Moe Howard getting a cream pie in the face. A comfortable pad where former Beatle Pete Best could sit with the Goo Goo Dolls and discuss the merits of 3D giant insect fear films. I think you get the picture…

The beatniks also like to take the show on the road with gigs at Canalside or at far-out locations like Hot Mama’s Canteen! Check out the fun in the portfolio section.