FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET - BLACK BISON FILM LODGE
Date Wednesday 29th June
THIS MONTH’S BLACK BISON FILM LODGE IS ALSO AN ART OPENING INSPIRED BY CULT MOVIE POSTERS, FROM OUR OWN MASKED DJ, THE SCREAMING MEANIES – AND THE FILM SCREENING IS ONE OF ITS MOST CRAZED POSTERS, THE ITALIAN HORROR FILM “FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET”!
The film screening this month is a rarer example of the Italian Giallo Thriller – the fantastic FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET (1971), directed by the master of the genre, Dario Argento, and featuring the classic Giallo trademarks – vicious killings, a mysterious assassin, red herrings galore, and a fantastic, almost psychedelic score by Ennio Morricone.
“Some of the great Giallos in my view are Blood and Black Lace, Cat O’Nine Tails and The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (both by Dario Argento), The House With Laughing Windows, Don't Torture A Duckling, to name a few. For the Krimi genre: The Phantom Of Soho, Room 13, The Inn On The River, The Gorilla Of Soho, The Black Abbot and more.”
Breckon-Thomas is also a prolific soundtrack artist, having scored two documentary features (The Search For Weng Weng, The Last Pinoy ction King) for his Black Bison Film Lodge collaborator’s Andrew Leavold. “I am currently working as a composer and sound designer on a film by Addison Heath called Mondo Yakuza, and soon to start working on a new Andrew Leavold documentary after having finished a few short films for the director Josh Long.
“In the future I plan to make my own Giallo films with all the trimmings and “traps” as used by the greats. Starting with a short film, but I am also toying with the idea of a feature film; Ladyboy Killer In Black Leather Gloves.”
Also in keeping with the Krimi and Giallo tradition, Jesse Breckon-Thomas performs his DJ set each month in a variety of masks.
“When I perform live, as well as on other occasions, I wear a mask for impact. You remember that guy with the weird mask on making strange sounds. Masks have been used in the music scene for years. The Residents’ use of the masks, is a band I really look up too, and I understand the power of facelessness.”
Please join us for an evening of murder, mayhem and madness!