Blue Sunshine (Jeff Lieberman, 1978, USA)
Saturday 15th November at 11pm (18 cert)
Duke’s at Komedia Cinema
Blue Sunshine remains cult director Jeff Leiberman’s most sadistically satisfying and satirical movie to date. The film focuses on the plight of Gerry Zipkin, (Zalman King), who discovers that a random and violent killing spree is being committed by former hipsters who consumed a batch of bad acid during the summer of love. Ten years after taking the drug, all of its consumers suffer from violent headaches, a sudden and dramatic loss of hair and homicidal outbursts. As the bodies begin to pile up, Zipkin discover a crucial link between the murders and a shady political group running for congress on a right-wing morality ticket. By combining pulp politics with excess on-screen carnage, Blue Sunshine remains an incisive reflection of the changing cult and cultural trends of the 1970s. The finale of the film, in which the horrified and the hairless go head to head at a congressional disco, remains as inspired as it is off-beat.
We are delighted that Cine-Excess VIII Guest of Honour Jeff Lieberman will be providing an introduction to Blue Sunshine directly before the Duke’s at Komedia screening.
Screening of Blue Sunshine courtesy of Jeff Lieberman.
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