The Terminal City Festival, showcasing the best from the past 25 years of Vancouver's underground film history, takes place May 31 to June 2 at the Pacific Cinematheque (1131 Howe Street).
Tuesday, May 31: Terminal City Ricochet (1990, director: Zale Dalen). Starring Jello Biafra and Peter Breck, this rarely seen film is both a dark legend and the epitome of rebel cinema. With a soundtrack featuring Jello Biafra, Nomeansno, DOA, and The Beatnigs, this show in on at 7:30.
Wednesday, June 1: Out of the Blue (1980, director: Dennis Hopper). Starring Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper and Raymond Burr, this is a social commentary of a dysfunctional family. Featuring music by Neil Young, this show is on at 7:30.
Wednesday, June 1: Male Fantasy (2004, director Blaine Thurier [of The New Pornographers]). Starring Robert Dayton (of Canned Hamm) and Cindy Wolfe, this film delves into the fantasies of a somewhat delusional male, brilliantly portrayed by Dayton. You can catch his absurd odyssey at 9:15.
Thursday, June 2: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1981, director: Lou Adler). Starring Diane Lane and Laura Dern and a supporting cast featuring members of the Sex Pistols and The Clash. Shelved by Paramount Pictures for being 'uncommercial', this legendary film features rebel girls who form their own rock band. It takes a satirical look at TV news coverage, consumerism and the rock scene. On at 7:30.
Thursday, June 2: Past is Past: A Quarter Century of Vancouver Underground Music. Nardwuar, the Human Serviette, will appear in person. He has collected rare and archival music footage for the first presentation:
- Nardwuar's Video Vault: featuring videos by The Dishrags, the Pointed Sticks, the Subhumans, and other legends of the original Vancouver punk scene (45 min.).
- Indie Music Video Festival: Vancouver Special. Featuring the best of Vancouver's recent indie video scene (90 min.).
The cost is $7 per film or $12 for a double bill. This is a must-see event!