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By Mark Bell | April 28, 2010

The Philadelphia Underground Film Forum (PUFF) returns to the Piazza at Schmidts in Philadelphia, PA at 8:30pm this Friday, April 30, 2010, for the Philadelphia premiere of “American Grindhouse.” The screening is FREE to all, and will be projected on the Piazza’s 26×16′ outdoor movie screen. From the official event description:

“American Grindhouse” – One of the most talked about films from this years SXSW Film Festival will be making its Philadelphia Premiere on Friday, April 30th, at 8:30 – outdoors at The Piazza at Schmidts.

The feature-length documentary “American Grindhouse” explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shocking origins of this popular entertainment. Exploitation Cinema has left an indelible mark on American culture, and this informative and amusing documentary proves that its principles–and popularity–endure to this day.

Narrated by Robert Forster, American Grindhouse boasts an incredible list of interviewees, many of whom are speaking on-camera for the first time. The list includes Allison Anders, Judy Brown, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, Don Edmonds, David Hess, Jack Hill, Jonathan Kaplan, Jeremy Kasten, John Landis, Herschell Gordon Lewis, William Lustig, Ted V. Mikels, Bob Minor, Kim Morgan, Eddie Muller, Fred Olen Ray, Eric Schaefer, Lewis Teague, James Gordon White and Fred Williamson.

81 Minutes
This one ain’t for the kiddies…

As always, FREE of charge!

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  1. Philadelphia Underground Film Forum says:

    should be a good one … see you in the balcony!

    Pass the Schmidts!

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