For those living in Los Angeles, here's a cool pre-Halloween treat for you. Tonight at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), the fine folks of Film Independent are putting on a double feature of director William Lustig's 80s classics Maniac Cop and Vigilante. The best part? Lustig will be there for a Q&A in between, and tickets are just $10.
Maniac Cop is getting the remake treatment with Nicolas Winding Refn soon, so this is a cool chance to see the original movie before all of the buzz starts building for the new version. Plus, a young Bruce Campbell has a role as a cop who is framed for the crimes of a madman who wanders the streets of New York killing people, and he must clear his name and bring the killer to justice before it's too late. Vigilante is a sort of Death Wish-type revenge film starring Jackie Brown star Robert Forster, and Lustig's Q&A will take place in between the two films. Check out Film Independent's website for all the details on tonight's event.
So if you don't already have plans tonight and you're in the L.A. area, check this out. The Q&A's almost never disappoint, and if nothing else it'll be an opportunity to get primed for the rest of October as we head toward Halloween.