For educational purposes only!
WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT?
This summer, Shivers Film Society and UBC Film Society present Vancouver’s first-ever TROMAFEST! Yes, that’s right, the first-ever Troma & master indie filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman retrospective, to be held at the Norm Theatre at UBC. All day Troma films, from The Toxic Avenger to the classic Tromeo & Juliet to the musical Tromasterpiece Poultrygeist, PLUS, Lloyd Kaufman will be conducting a very special 90-minute Master Class Seminar on-site! Tromerchandise will be available throughout the day, come and hang out with us and the ever-entertaining and energetic (and brilliant) Mr. Kaufman, co-founder and president of Troma, the longest-running independent movie studio in the world!
JULY 18, 2015!
AT THE NORM THEATRE at UBC
Address: 6138 Student Union Boulevard #130, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Friday, July 17th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Special appearance by Loyd Kaufman at Netherworld Collectibles (TROMAFEST MEGAPASS & SHIVERS MEGAPASS holders will receive a little sumthin’ sumthin’ extra!)
THE SCHEDULE (ALL-DAY SATURDAY, JULY 18th):
12:00 pm… THE TOXIC AVENGER (1984) ***WITH LIVE COMMENTARY!!!***
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman Starring Andree Maranda, Mitchell Cohen, Pat Ryan Jr., Jennifer Babtist, Robert Prichard, Cindy Manion, Gary Schneider, Mark Torgl
Welcome to TROMAVILLE, NEW JERSEY – a small American town, terrorized by criminals. The town’s corrupt mayor sits idly by, while muggers, robbers and teenage punks victimize helpless citizens. Among the residents of Tromaville is MELVIN, a nerdy emaciated janitor at the local health club. That is, until he becomes THE TOXIC AVENGER! A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong as Melvin is cast through a third story window into a vat of hazardous toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the TOXIC AVENGER, doer of good, and brutal mauler of evil! The rest, as they say, is history! The excitement is non-stop as the hero sets out to single handedly wipe out the forces of evil that torment the people of Tromaville. THE TOXIC AVENGER is non-stop entertainment that will leave the viewers glowing from the fun. See the film that spawned the comic book, website, cartoon, action figures and three sequels to date! Experience the action that made Troma Entertainment a cinematic legend! Still a classic three decades later! See THE TOXIC AVENGER!
***For the first time ever, watch this classic Troma film with LIVE COMMENTARY by LLOYD KAUFMAN inside the cinema! Commentary will be moderated by Vince D’Amato from the Shivers Film Society. WARNING: The original audio track on the film may not be heard over the explosive live commentary by the film’s director!***
2:oo pm… TROMEO & JULIET(1996)
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman Starring Jane Jenson, Will Keenan, Valentine Miele, Steve Gibbons, Sean Gunn, Joe Fleishaker, Lemmy Debbie Rochon as “Ness”
All the body-piercing, kinky sex, and car crashes that Shakespeare wanted but never had! Join Tromeo (Will Keenan), Juliet (Jane Jensen), and Lemmy of Motorhead as they travel through Manhattan’s underground in search of climactic love, violence, and the American Way. Tromeo and Juliet is thrust forward with hyper-kinetic performances and a cutting-edge soundtrack.
5:00 pm… LLOYD KAUFMAN’S “MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN MOVIE” MASTER CLASS SEMINAR!
From Production and Financing to Marketing and Distribution
Presented live by Lloyd Kaufman himself, this informative ninety-minute course will cover everything an up-and-coming artist must know to get their dream projects off the ground. Students will learn how to: Get started on their first film project — Find financing — Understand what’s involved in pre-production — Choose a crew and production group — Survive both large and small crises. By the end of the course, students will leave with dozens of creative and practical tips that are invaluable to aspiring filmmakers and get a real inside look at how it’s all done. Introduction by Vince D’Amato from Shivers Film Society.
6:45 pm… CITIZEN TOXIE – THE TOXIC AVENGER PART IV (2000)
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman Starring David Mattey, Clyde Lewis, Heidi Sjursen
Citizen Toxie is Troma’s most ambitious and successful movie. When the notorious Diaper Mafia take hostage the Tromaville School for the Very Special, only the Toxic Avenger and his morbidly obese sidekick Lardass can save Tromaville. However, a horrific explosion creates a dimensional portal between Tromaville and its dimensional mirror image, Amortville. While the Toxic Avenger (Toxie) is trapped in Amortville, Tromaville comes under the control of Toxie’s evil doppelganger, the Noxious Offender (Noxie). Will Toxie return to Tromaville in time to stop Noxie’s rampage or is he doomed to remain a second-class citizen in Amortville forever? How did Toxie’s wife Sarah become pregnant with two babies from two different fathers? Will Tito, the Retarded Rebel, ever get over his teen angst and become a productive member of society? Citizen Toxie features the most formidable line-up of superheroes ever assembled, including Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD, Mad Cowboy, Dolphin Man, Master Bator and The Vibrator. Auteur director Kaufman has also assembled a cast that reads like a veritable reunion of Troma superstars, including Ron Jeremy, Lemmy, Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, James Gunn, Kinky Finklestein and many others. Hilarious and shocking; erotic and surprising. Citizen Toxie is full of unforgettable special effects – everyone is calling it a Tromasterpiece.
“GLEEFULLY OFFENSIVE…TAKE NO PRISONERS HUMOR… LIKELY TO ACHIEVE CLASSIC CULT STATUS.” – Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES
8:45 pm… POULTRYGEIST (2006)
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman Starring Jason Yahcanin, Kate Graham, Allyson Sereboff, Robin L. Watkins, Joshua Olatunde, Caleb Emerson, Rose Ghavami, Khalid Rivera, Lloyd Kaufman
When the American Chicken Bunker, a military themed fast food restaurant, builds its latest chain restaurant on the site of an ancient Native American burial ground, the displaced spirits take revenge on unsuspecting diners and transform them into chicken zombies! Now, it’s up to a dimwitted counter boy, his collegiate lesbian ex-girlfriend and a burqa-wearing fry cook to put an end to the foul feathered menace once and for all.
“As SAVAGE as Dawn of the Dead, as SLAPSTICK NUTZOID as Evil Dead 2…an exploitation movie with soul.” -Entertainment Weekly
(From August, 2015)
Well, we’re still winding down from this summer’s amazing Cinemafantastique fest and Vancouver’s first-ever Tromafest! But there’s more in store as we roll into the Autumn months…
Shivers Film Society is partnering with Scalarama in the UK (sponsored by the BFI) to bring a little John Waters love to the big screen. This September, the BFI and Scalarama are launching a huge John Waters 50th filmmaking anniversary retrospective. Yes, the mad genius has been making films for fifty years now! As part of this celebration, the Shivers Film Society will be presenting a Scalarama screening of John Water’s Cecil B. Demented double-billed with Troma’s Terror Firmer (directed by Lloyd Kaufman) in a night celebrating anarchy in filmmaking! Sunday, September 13th, 7:00 pm at the Norm Theatre (UBC).
ALL ADMISSIONS BY DONATION!