Adding to IFC’s established roster of film strands — Escape from Hollywood hosted by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), DV Theatre and Samurai Saturdays — PULP INDIES represents the darker, edgier side of auteur filmmaking and takes a step away from “conventional” independent films. Consistent with traditional pulp novel and magazine art of the 40’s and 50’s, PULP INDIES will take over the airwaves with a graphics package that will maintain the same grainy, dark and lurid look.
“With PULP INDIES on every Friday at midnight we’ve created an exciting destination for quality genre films, a sometimes overlooked aspect of independent cinema”, comments Michael Ruggiero, IFC Director of Programming. “We’re very excited to be presenting these crime genre pictures and thrillers as art on the network.”
The PULP INDIES film “line up” for June is as follows:
June 6: Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane (1998) – Director Joe Carnahan
June 13: Black Caesar (1973) – Director Larry Cohen
June 20: The Honeymoon Killers (1970) – Leonard Kastle/Donald Volkman
June 27: Killing Zoe (1994) – Director Roger Avary/ Executive Producer Quentin Tarantino