[Press release from Independent Pictures.]
Independent Pictures, the parent organization of the Ohio
Independent Film Festival, announces the screening of rare
exploitation films from the 1930s at Waterloo Arts 15605 Waterloo Rd,
Cleveland, OH 44110 (216) 692-9500. “This is the perfect film
festival for the Waterloo Arts entertainment district”, states Todd
Kwait, Board Member of Independent Pictures.
Kwait states “The popularity of our December 2013 screening of
MANIAC (1934) has prompted us to dig deep into our vaults and
unearth more exploitation classics. The so-called "educational"
aspects of these films allowed the depiction of taboo subjects that
were prohibited by The Motion Picture Code. Watching these films
today is a real hoot! They are best enjoyed as a group activity,
primed by liquor, etc. Come on down and have a blast!” Admission
All Films Will Start at 8:00 PM
Enter at the Café located on the corner of East 156th Street and
Hosted by Todd Kwait and Robert Banks of Independent Pictures. Full schedule follows after the break.
1. Friday, March 7, 2014 - MARIHUANA (1936) 60 Minutes. Directed
by Dwain Esper
A young teenage girl ends up at a pot smoking party, goes skinny
dipping and ends up pregnant. Her drug smuggling boyfriend is killed,
she ends up a heroin addict and ends up kidnapping her own child that
she had previously put up for adoption. You think that you have
2. Friday, April 4, 2014
THE COCAINE FIENDS (1936) 60 Minutes. Directed by William A.
3. Friday, May 2, 2014
SEX MADNESS (1938) 60 Minutes. Directed by Dwain Esper
A "concerned citizen" complains about all the sex
occurring in the community. While he is complaining, everybody seems
to contract a venereal disease. Clearly, people need to see this type
of activity so they know "not to do that."
About Independent Pictures and the Ohio Independent Film Festival:
What started out as the Off-Hollywood Flick Fest accepted its
first film submissions in 1992 and held its first screenings in 1993
in a small storefront in Tremont. While the name eventually changed
to the Ohio Independent Film Festival, twenty years later the
submission process remains the same: all films selected for screening
at the OIFF are submitted by filmmakers. Independent Pictures is also
the proud parent of the Ohio Independent Screenplay Contest, the Film
Production Training Program, the Director of Photography Workshop,
Fiscal Agent Sponsorship Program and more. The mission of Independent
Pictures supports emerging and independent filmmakers by giving a
voice to those that might not otherwise be heard.
Independent Pictures and the Ohio Independent Film Festival are
funded in part by a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and by
Community Shares, a workplace giving organization that supports
social justice issues. For information on the Ohio Independent Film
Festival, please contact Todd Kwait at 216-496-7048.