Thursday, 4 June 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 167: Tue Jun 16

Liquid Sky (Tsukerman, 1982): ICA Cinema, 6.30pm



This rarely seen independent cult classic screens as part of the excellent ICA Cinematheque: Eye on I season. You can find the full details here.

Time Out review:
Film-maker Slava Tsukerman's personal comment on, er, the State of Western Man, magnified through a thoroughly unpleasant bunch of New York junkies, poseurs and twits. Claiming to subvert a host of Hollywood verities, Tsukerman unleashes a parasitic alien being on the New York smack'n'sex demi-monde. Junkies and sex fiends start dropping like flies, and not even the Bruno Ganz-alike scientist can stop the voracious bug. Tsukerman stops short of his original intention of offing the whole cast, allowing for an extraordinary fairy-tale ascension at the end, but his aim of highlighting social malaise gets happily mislaid in a bizarre, often hilarious melee of weird drugs, weird sex and off-the-wall camp SF. Close Encounters for acid casualties.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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