Indywood, the new movie theater at 630 Elysian Fields between Chartres and Royal, has shown Mardi Gras-themed movies in its first month or so of existence. Starting tonight, Thursday, March 6, Indywood branches out with a trio of cult movies screening through Saturday night, March 8.
Robert Flaherty's 1948 Louisiana Story is a prime example of the "docufiction" genre. It was shot on location in the Louisiana Bayou, features non-professional Cajun actors, and was nominated for an Oscar in the long-gone "Story" category. The film screens Thursday through Saturday at 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Classic 1967 Spaghetti Western Death Rides a Horse stars Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law, and was the recipient of multiple on-screen references by admirer Quentin Tarantino in his Kill Bill movies. The film screens Thursday through Saturday at 9:00 p.m., and on Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
At midnight on Friday night it's exploitation movie producer-director Roger Corman's 1955 Swamp Women, which had the rare distinction of being included in Harry Medved's 1978 book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (And How They Got That Way).
All tickets are $5 and BYOB is encouraged. You may need it to get through Swamp Women. More info here.