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The Secret Cinema Presents: Son of Trailer Trash

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The Secret Cinema presents Son of Trailer Trash on the big screen at the Colonial Theatre. Like the original Trailer Trash program (last screened at the Colonial in 2013), this program is a non-stop orgy of rare, original preview “trailers” advertising some of the Secret Cinema’s favorite films of the 1960s and ’70s — exploitation, sexploitation, science-fiction, bikers, horror, rock musicals, beach movies, and unclassifiable movies. All will be shown from archival 35mm prints (with several in true, IB Technicolor) on our gigantic screen, along with vintage drive-in messages, theater commercials, and date strips, from the 1950s and beyond.A sampling of the many trailers to be shown includes Invasion Of The Bee Girls, Riot On Sunset Strip, The Third Sex, Bedazzled, The Big TNT Show, Psycho, Hallucination Generation, The Devil’s Wedding Night, and many, many more. There will be some guaranteed surprises, not to mention several movies that nobody has ever heard of! The combined giant cast this time includes Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Rock Hudson, Maurice Chevalier, The Byrds, Simone Signoret, George Jones, Frankie & Annette, Bob Denver, George Raft, Peter Cushing, Linda Blair, and Francoise Hardy. Son of Trailer Trash was directed by a huge team of greats and less-than-greats which includes John Frankenheimer, Russ Meyer, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Donen, and Chuck Barris (we feel all those cited here qualify as greats).

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About The Secret Cinema

For 30 years the Secret Cinema has been the Philadelphia area’s premiere floating repertory cinema series, bringing hundreds of unique programs to nightclubs, bars, coffee houses, museums, open fields, colleges, art galleries, bookstores, and sometimes even theaters and film festivals. Drawing on its own large private film archive, as well as other collections, the Secret Cinema attempts to explore the uncharted territory and the genres that fall between the cracks, with programs devoted to educational and industrial films, cult and exploitation features, jukebox films and other pop music cinema, cartoons, rare television, local history, home movies, erotic films, politically incorrect material, and even the odd Hollywood classic, as long as it exists on celluloid — Secret Cinema screenings never use video projection. While mainly based in Philadelphia, the Secret Cinema has also brought programming to other cities and countries.

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