Night Train Cinema Lounge: ‘Lair of the White Worm’ (June 7)
Kaiju | 1004 E. Oak St. | Search Facebook | Free | 8:30-11:30 p.m.
“Lair of the White Worm” stars a young Hugh Grant and Peter Capaldi as they search for a mythical snake-like creature that leads into “kinky vampire absurdity.” It’s a psychedelic ‘80s film with a “gothic Wicker-Manish British fantasy rooted somewhere in the psycho hallucination campiness of director Ken Russell’s weird brain.” Brought to you by ARTxFM’s Night Train Cinema Lounge, which presents cult, obscure, foreign and flat out bizarre films on Kaiju’s 16-foot screen.
IMT Movie Night: ‘Land and Freedom’ (June 11)
Kaiju | 1004 E. Oak St. | Search Facebook | Free | 6-8 p.m.
International Marxist Tendency, an organization committed to “fight against all forms of capitalist oppression [and] for international socialism,” would like to spark productive, political discussions after the screening of the film “Land and Freedom.” The film follows a communist from Great Britain as he joins the POUM militia in Spain to fight in the Spanish Civil War and explores the differences between various forms of communism.
Black Box Film Cult: ‘Birdemic: Shock and Terror’ (June 14)
Seidenfaden’s Cafe | 1134 E. Breckenridge St. | Search Facebook | Free | 9-10:30 p.m.
“Birdemic: Shock and Terror” is second only to “The Room,” as the worst and best movie ever made. Written and directed by visionary James Nguyen, it’s a cautionary tale of “the effects of man’s hubris upon the environment and the effects of abusing prescription anti-psychotics.” The film is presented by Black Box Film Cult, which screens the “weirdest, most bizarre, awe-inspiring and hilarious movies,” for your mocking pleasure. —Ethan Smith