“1988: The Remake” Screening and Jacques Hammer & Wanda Drug play covers
February 19th, 6pm-9pm
You can’t get this 90 minute 1978 movie on Netflix, GreenCine, nor any library in Chicago, folks… I finagled a deeply discounted copy right from director Rick Schmidt (thanks, Rick!). Also, Jacques Hammer and Wanda Drug will play a few covers! You may want to bring the sitting/reclining tool of your choice (chair, pillows, etc). But there will be two couches!
“In another favorite, “1988: The Remake,” Schmidt held an open-call audition for his restaging of the musical “The Show Boat,” resulting in something like a crackpot San Francisco talent show. Sued by MGM for titling his film after theirs and required to remove all mentions of the name, Schmidt replaced every utterance of ‘showboat’ with the sound of a foghorn, which of course only made the movie funnier.” – Amy Yao, Top Ten, Artforum Jan 2011.