The new documentary American Grindhouse — which is getting great buzz on the festival circuit — explores the phenomenon of so–called “exploitation films” of the 1960s-’80s.

The film screens this Sunday at Muse Arts Warehouse as part of the “Movies Savannah Missed” series, sponsored by Connect Savannah.

Exploitation films are “trashy, low–budget flicks that make up for their lack of production value or star–power by throwing in copious amounts of T&A, violence, action or controversial subject matter,” says organizer Jim Reed.

“These over–the–top and often politically incorrect movies were primarily shown in run–down theaters in the more dangerous parts of major urban cities that were nicknamed ‘grindhouses’ because they would literally crank these sleazy films non–stop, around the clock for whomever would show up to buy a cheap ticket and some crappy popcorn,” says Reed.

American Grindhouse gathers rare clips from over 100 films, as well as interviews with directors, producers and actors who helped define the genre.

American Grindhouse

Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703D Louisville Rd.

When: Sun., Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Cost: $7 for Mature Audiences Only



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Jim Morekis

Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for 15 years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series... more


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