Don't get me wrong, I love the guild, or rather I WANT to . . . I was raised going to funky little old theaters, doing the Rocky Horror thing (before the military chants and stupid pre-shows; in my day only the film had a staring role-but I digress). Tonight I went out with my husband; great meal at the Korean Barbecue House, we went to the guild. I had seen in the Alibi they were playing a Hammer film with Oliver Reed (William Shatner wishes he could over-act so perfectly) in a biker gang.
I thought the film was a fun campy one I remember seeing on tv (Chanel 5 Southern California) in the 70's, something about British kids in a gang that make a deal with Satan, if they kill themselves they become youthful undead.
Should have known better, the film I remember (anyone know the title?) though a horror film it was FUN, the guild films I have seen over the last eighteen years are without exception an endless f-----g downer. Why? Someone explain to me why every film has to be endless misery with a dash of misogyny thrown in? How about one night a week a film that is not as depressing as a presidential address. . . . a Bollywood night? Fun Asian fairytales? Why do I have to give my money to netflix when I can't find it at the local library? The Guild has never been filled when I have been there, so obviously the endless misery theme is not bringing out the neighborhood.
Please Guild folks, the country is in a bad place, perhaps one night a week without the doom and gloom, or just a little joy in films? Tuesdays?