Monday, June 16, 2014

July brings JONAH to the Arkham Film Society

Monday July 7th
8:00 pm Doors  8:30 pm Screening
$5.00 Admission
At Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI

As you may know we at the Arkham Film Society have helped program and acted as consultants for film festivals in the past as well as entertained the idea of hosting our own film festival. Well we’ve decided to start a series of screenings under the Arkham Film Festival banner, these screenings will showcase current independent films that we are considering programming or recommending to other film festivals we work with. The first of these Arkham Film Festival screenings will take place in July and will showcase the 2014 documentary MY NAME IS JONAH and will be presented with some cast and crew members in attendance.

What is the secret origin of this self-proclaimed 'real-life warrior, adventurer and musician'? How has he gained his tremendous cult following? Steel yourselves for a quest to explore how this enigmatic personality came to be and the powerful effect he has on all those he meets. Prepare to be amazed at just how ordinary your own life really is...

In the past we have brought you screenings of great modern independent genre films and now we will be able to showcase more great new films as part of this series. We will program films as part of this series intermittently amongst our monthly screenings at the Black Box. As always you can get more info on our website. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Another classic Giallo from the A.F.S.

Monday June 16th
8:00pm  $5.00

At the 95 Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI

Come out and join us as we present a classic of the giallo sub genre, Dario Argento’s The Cat o’ Nine Tails. This great 70’s murder mystery will be projected from an admittedly less than perfect 16mm film print, but heck it’s not every day you get to see classic genre films presented on actual film.

The Cat o’Nine Tails (1971)
A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.

We would like to thank our friends at Analog Underground Records in Providence for sponsoring this screening. They cary a great selection of rare vinyl which includes a wonderful selection of horror soundtracks which they will also be selling at the screening! Check them out at 504 Broadway, Providence, RI.

Be sure to keep an eye out for info on more upcoming screenings. These Black Box 16mm screenings will be our chance to branch out and show more than our usual exploitation and horror films, we look forward to screening 16mm prints of some obscure classics for you guys as well. Check us out at the following places: