B-Z at Cinematek 2015
Every last Friday of the month, Offscreen screens two rarities in Cinematek, uncovered from the darkest recesses of the archive. Two B-to-Z films wih a common theme, presented as a double bill for the price of a single ticket.
For the month of March we'll be joining Cannon production duo Golan and Globus for a dance! First we're disco dancing in the deranged trash and kitsch musical “The Apple”, a futuristic extravaganza also known as the “Citizen Kane” of bad film musicals. Then we're putting on leg warmers for breakdance and rap in the legendary “Breakin'2: Electric Boogaloo” – it's da dope!
At a song contest, Alphie and Bibi draw the attention of Mr. Boogalow, a Mephisto-like music mogul. They become tools in an evil master plan to conquer the world by song and dance. Disco glitter a-gogo in this awful musical that hits so stupendously wide off the mark that only hilarity remains.
When an unscrupulous developer wants to bulldoze the local youth centre, a group of breakdancers tries to stop him in his tracks. Electric boogie, neon colours, tight lycra, disarming naivety and hair brushed sky-high: the eighties shine in all their fluorescent splendour.