FREEWAY II: CONFESSIONS OF A TRICKBABY

Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Wed, Apr 17 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Party Like It's 1999
Film Info
Director:Matthew Bright (Freeway)
Featuring:Natasha Lyonne, David Alan Grier, Vincent Gallo
Runtime:98 minutes
Rating:Not Rated
Year Released:1999
Format:DCP
Production Country:USA
Language:English
Website:facebook.com/ICgrindhouse
Trailer:youtu.be/rTj_IgqxTg4

Description

Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift at the Grindhouse hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian, and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $4 Pabst Blue Ribbon & Hamm’s tallboys,  $4 small popcorn, small soda and candy!  $1 off beer/wine/soda/popcorn/candy for FilmScene members.   PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999)

Directed by Matthew Bright (Freeway)

Featuring: Natasha Lyonne, David Alan Grier, Vincent Gallo

Somehow weirder, sleazier, and even more jaw dropping than its predecessor, director Matthew Bright's in-name-only sequel, Freeway II:Confessions of a Trickbaby regurgitates onto the screen with an unflinching barrage of gross-out-gags and adept social satire.

"Freeway II is the first film since Freeway that's anything like Freeway. It's rowdy and crass and guaranteed to keep everybody awake.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle


"As bizarre as it is completely crass." - Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop!


"This is for the select audience who enjoyed the first film (or Natural Born Killers). You know who you are. You’ll eat this joyful depravity right up." - Teenage Frankenstein

White Girl is a twisted teenage prostitute with a bad attitude and a nasty eating disorder, who's been sent to the slammer for 25 years.  Her cellmate, Cyclona, is equally deranged, being a vicious killer.  And, as like minds attract, the two are quick to form a truly twisted alliance.  When the opportunity arrises, White Girl and Cyclona manage to escape from the pen and embark on a non-stop orgy of violence and debauchery, all while hoping to make it across the border into Mexico in order to seek refuge with Cyclona's proxy caretaker, Sister Gomez.  However, there's a big hitch in their plans as the good Sister isn't as "she" seems...

Starring Natasha Lyonne (But I'm a Cheerleader, Poker Face, Russian Doll) in one of her first, and most controversial, starring roles alongside Vincent Gallo (Buffalo '66), Maria Celedonio (Dragstrip Girl), and a rare on-screen appearance from filmmaker John Landis (An American Werewolf in London).  

4K restoration courtesy of Multicom, Vinegar Syndrome, and American Genre Film Archive

Plus a Something Weird short film.


PARTY LIKE IT'S 1999

Is 1999 in fact the best movie year ever? With hindsight, countless thinkpieces, and at least one entire book dedicated to it, there's no doubt it's in contention. In this 25th anniversary nine film series co-presented by FilmScene and the Bijou Film Board, we take a look at the dawn of the millennium with titles that challenge the canon, populist hits, and everything in between. So put on your favorite choker and chunky platforms. Zip up your tech vest. Make sure you find some really deep lyrics to use for your away message, or just hit 'em with an "afk," and don't forget your best CD-R mix to listen to on your drive to the movies!