The Independent Film Channel's PULP MONTH

30 Nights of Movies and Scandalous IFC Originals

Every DAMN Night in June @ 11PM et

Pulp (p u^lp): cheap wood-pulp paper upon which popular dime-store novels of the 40s and 50s were printed. These were stories of crime, eroticism and horror. (IFC Dictionary)

"Was that as good for you, as it was for me?"
Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) as he slices Marvin Nash's ear
in Reservoir Dogs

Yes, Mr. Blonde, it was good for us – and to show you just how good it was, we're kicking off PULP INDIES MONTH with the network premiere of Reservoir Dogs. And if that ain't enough, you can tune in to IFC every DAMN night in June at 11pm ET to satisfy your desire for sex, blood, drugs, and thugs.

Due to the popularity of our PULP INDIES film strand (lurid crime dramas every "Film Fanatic Friday" at 11pm) IFC presents an entire PULP INDIES MONTH! That's 30 nights of murder and mayhem, including network premieres of Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Blade Runner and The Evil Dead. As always on IFC — uncut and commercial-free! (Schedule/descriptions on p.5)

In addition to hoards of unnerving movies, IFC celebrates PULP INDIES MONTH with a bang? to include themed IFC Originals and live events:

  • Wednesday, June 1, 7am-2pm, NYC:
    IFC's Paint It Pulp – see a new side of Reservoir Dogs during this risqué live event (p. 3)
  • Friday, June 3, 10:30pm ET
    Reservoir Dogs Revisited – IFC Original short-form documentary (p. 3)
  • Friday, June 3, 10pm ET
    Henry's Film Corner, hosted by Henry Rollins, with PULP guest, Michael Madsen
    (p. 3)
  • Friday, June 10, 10:30pm ET
    "Fur on the Asphalt: The Greg the Bunny Reunion Special" IFC Original scripted special (p. 4)
  • PULP Month Watch-And-Win
    Enter to win a body bag filled with cash – plus other killer prizes! (p. 4)

Wednesday, June 1, 7am-2pm, NYC
IFC's Paint It Pulp
Need titillation? IFC's got you covered – in paint, that is! Wednesday, June 1, twelve foxy, scantily-clad models, will be airbrushed with suits to resemble their favorite Reservoir Dog characters. Then, the wigged-out Ms. Blonde, Ms. Orange, and Ms. Pink will dance through New York City, spreading the PULP – in Lincoln convertibles and one glass truck. Street teams will follow, passing out PULP books and T-shirts to innocent bystanders.
For Paint it Pulp Tour Schedule / photography / photo opps:
Contact: Kristen Andersen 917-542-6339 kmandersen@ifctv.com

Friday, June 3, 10:30pm ET
Reservoir Dogs Revisited – IFC Original short form documentary
Quentin Tarantino — a video store clerk whose passion and determination led him to beat the odds and create an instant cult favorite — forever changed the face of independent film. His first film Reservoir Dogs is full of bloodshed, gritty characters, terse dialogue, and an acute understanding of American pop culture. IFC Original short-form documentary Reservoir Dogs Revisited features clips from this masterpiece as well as interviews with celebrity commentators, presenting a wide range of takes on this seminal film.

The network premiere of Reservoir Dogs will immediately follow.

Friday June 3, 10pm ET
Henry's Film Corner – hosted by Henry Rollins, with PULP guest, Michael Madsen
To make IFCs tribute to Reservoir Dogs complete, Henry Rollins hosts a PULP episode of Henrys Film Corner with special guest, Michael Madsen. Rollins tees off about "The Pope". In Henry's TYPECAST segment (in which Rollins examines how ethnic, social and professional groups are portrayed in film), a group of strippers critique the sexy PULP classic Dancing at the Blue Iguana! Also, find out why Henry and co-host Heidi love the upcoming film Lords of Dogtown.

Friday, June 10, 10:30pm ET
"Fur on the Asphalt: The Greg the Bunny Reunion Special" IFC Original scripted special
For puppets Greg the Bunny (struggling actor) and Warren the Ape (struggling alcoholic), the cancellation of their Fox sitcom is now just a painful memory. More current concerns are overdue rent and funding Warren's drinking habbit. In this scripted IFC Original, Warren and Greg reluctantly team up to sell a show to IFC. But IFC has one demand: attach Count Blah? Count Blah was last seen performing a one-man cabaret act in Las Vegas. So Greg and Warren hit the road in search of their old friend. Will the degenerate duo be able to convince Blah to join them? Will Warren be able to resist the blackjack tables? Will Greg shack up with a Vegas prostitute, or hold onto his precious virginity?

PULP Month Watch-and-Win
Win a body bag stuffed with cash! Stay tuned after each PULP film on Friday nights to get that week's PULP 4-letter word. Go to ifctv.com and enter the week's PULP 4-letter word for your chance to win one of the killer weekly prizes and to be eligible to win a body bag stuffed with loot.

  • Week 1: Reservoir Dogs Win a mini iPod. We're giving away one color for each member of the Reservoir Dogs gang.
  • Week 2: Blade Runner Win one of these Robosapiens and you can pretend you've got a Replicant of your very own.
  • Week 3: Jackie Brown Wanna traffic drugs? Wanna smuggle weapons? Win one of these high-end carry-on-bags and you can do it in style – just like Jackie.
  • Week 4: Dancing at the Blue Iguana You can't have a strip club without? a bar. Win one of these swanky bar sets then call the girls from the Blue Iguana.

Everyone that enters is eligible to win a body bag stuffed with cold, hard cash. How much cash can we fit in a body bag? 5 Gs worth, baby.

Runner-up prizes: 100 IFC PULP Indies T-Shirts

Every DAMN night in June at 11PM ET

Remember, indies ain't just about human enlightenment?
For every John Cassavetes, there's a Roger Corman.
And for every My Life as a Dog, there's a Reservoir Dogs.


June 1, 17, 25: Jackie Brown

A middle-aged flight attendant, Jackie Brown (Pam Grier), supplements her low wages by running nefarious errands for ambitious criminal Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson). Robbie is setting up a big score with the help pf his "surfer girl" mistress (Bridget Fonda) and a recently paroled buddy (Robert DeNiro). Jackie has designs on the money, but her plot is complicated by an enamored bail bondsman (Robert Forster), and a crooked Fed (Michael Keaton). Adapted from Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.

June 3, 12: Reservoir Dogs
A who's who of the underworld gathers for a heist gone horribly wrong. Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen and one severed ear star in Quentin Tarantino's legendary crime caper turned bloodbath.

June 10, 20: Blade Runner
Los Angeles, 2019: Deckard (Harrison Ford) of the Blade Runner unit prowls the techno-jungle for 21st century Los Angeles for humanoid creatures called "replicants." Replicants were declared illegal after they staged a bloody mutiny in a work colony. They are to be terminated upon detection and Deckard must come to terms with the fact that fulfilling his duty may go against what he believes in.

June 11: The Evil Dead
Five college-age friends travel to a cabin in rural Tennessee where they stumble upon the Book of the Dead, an ancient tome bound in human flesh and inked in blood. After unwittingly awakening the unspeakable terror told in the book, each of the friends is transformed into the "evil dead" – and all but one is left; and the only way for him to survive is to dismember the living corpses of his friends.

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June 2, 21: Birthday Girl
John (Ben Chaplin), having little luck with romance, orders himself a mail-order bride from Russia. At first, things seem perfect; his new bride Nadia (Nicole Kidman) is a gorgeous woman and he thinks he has finally found happiness. However, when Nadia's cousins unexpectedly arrive to celebrate her birthday, John quickly realizes all is not what it seems and he is dragged into their life of crime.

June 4, 28: The Usual Suspects
Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey) attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners in on a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro harbor – leaving few survivors. Starring, Kevin Spacey, Benicio Del Toro, Stephen Baldwin, Pete Postlethwaite, Kevin Pollak, and Chazz Palminteri.

June 5, 27: At Close Range
A teenage son (Sean Penn) meets his prodigal father (Christopher Walken) for the first time in years. Though aware that his father is a criminal, he is nonetheless into his father's high living lifestyle. But when his father rapes his girlfriend (Mary Stuart Masterson) to keep his son from cooperating from the DA , it is only the beginning of the bad things to come.

June 6: Night at the Golden Eagle
Tommy (Donnie Montemarano) is an ageing career criminal released from prison, is reunited with his old heist buddy, Mick (Vinny Argiro) at the downbeat Golden Eagle Hotel. The Hotel's inhabitants are a bizarre mixture of elderly bums, prostitutes and pimps. Mick, has a plan to escape this mess and start a new life. However, Tommy has plans of his own with a prostitute (Natasha Lyonne), whose pimp is a savage thug (Vinnie Jones). It seems as if the old boys' exit strategy may be nothing more than a pipe dream.

June 7, 18: King of New York

In Abel Ferrara's ultraviolent, drug fueled Robin Hood tale, a recently released drug lord (Christopher Walken) is determined to take back his turf by any means necessary and share his illicit earnings with the poor of the city.

June 8, 30: Body Parts
Crime psychologist Bill Crushank loses his arm in a car crash. A beautiful but mad doctor replaces the limb with one from a deranged, executed serial killer. Soon, Bill starts having bad dreams and mood swings, and the arm itself often acts strangely. Concerned, Bill tracks down others who have received body parts from the murderer, to see if they have experienced any side effects. They have not. Bill's dilemma: is his mind causing these changes in his personality, or does the limb have an evil will of its own — capable of murder?

June 9, 26: Snow White: A Tale of Terror

Seven years after a tragic accident has killed his wife and he is left to care for his daughter alone, Frederick Hoffman (Sam Neill) remarries Lady Claudia (Sigourney Weaver). Claudia arrives at his estate, bringing with her a creepy mirror and her mute brother (Miroslav Taborsky). It is not long before this eager stepmother and the wary daughter are locked in an endless cycle of jealousy and hurt.

June 13: Blood Guts Bullets Octane
Sid (director Joe Carnahan) and Bob are fast-talking salesmen who are a bit down on their luck. They are offered a deal: Hold onto a cherry Pontiac LeMans convertible for two days and get paid $250,000 – no questions asked. There is just a small catch, the trunk will explode if they try to open it, and a sniper is watching in case they decide to run off with it. You might be suspicious but what the hell, easy money is to be made as mayhem ensues.

June 14: Jack's Back
A young doctor (James Spader) is the prime suspect when a series of Jack the Ripper copycat killings are committed. However, when the doctor himself is murdered, his identical twin brother (also James Spader) claims to have seen visions of the true killer.

June 15: Blood Simple

In the Coen Brother's stylish debut noir, A Texas bar owner (Dan Hedaya) hires a sadistic private detective (M. Emmet Walsh) to follow his cheating wife (Frances McDormand). Let the plot twists begin.

June 16, 24: Dancing at the Blue Iguana

This melancholy film explores the intersecting lives of five exotic dancers who work at a San Fernando Valley strip club, the Blue Iguana. None of them have it easy. Angel (Darryl Hannah) wishes she could take in a foster child or have a baby of her own; Jo (Jennifer Tilly) is pregnant, but wants an abortion; Jasmine (Sandra Oh) writes beautiful poetry on the side–but doesn't have the confidence to read her work aloud; Jesse (Charlotte Ayanna) looks for love but instead gets beaten by her boyfriend; and Stormy (Sheila Kelley) tries to forget the great love of her life: her brother.

June 19: Sexy Beast
Gal (Ray Winstone), a former gangster, has retired to Spain with his wife Deedee. An old friend and fellow criminal, maniacal Don Logan (Ben Kinglsey), suddenly shows up with an offer; he wants Gal to take part in a big job in London with an assembled team of A-list criminals. Gal refuses and Don, not willing to take no for an answer, makes life a living hell for his friend in an effort to force Gal to take part in the heist.

June 22: Maniac
Frank misses his abusive prostitute mother, who was killed in a car accident years before. He tries to keep her in his life by killing young women and putting their scalps on mannequins, which he keeps in his apartment. A photographer, named Anna, sees him in the park one day and befriends him. Is this finally the girl to make him get over mommy, or is she just his next victim?

June 23: Dead Alive
While spying on her son and his date on a trip to the zoo, Lionel's domineering mother (Elizabeth Moody) is bitten by a vicious Sumatran rat monkey and consequently starts manifesting some rather peculiar behavior, attacking all those unfortunate enough to get in her way and turning them into zombies. Poor Lionel (Timothy Balme) is forced to hide her victims in his basement in order to conceal his mother's grotesque affliction from his love interest, Paquita (Diana Penalver). But soon his mom's zombified entourage starts to rebel and becomes too much for Lionel to handle.

June 29: Auto Focus
"Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane (Greg Kinnear) dove headlong into the swinging spirit of the 60's and 70's. He carried on affairs with countless women and eventually teamed up with video technicians John Carpenter (Willem Dafoe) to document his exploits, a friendship that may very well have led to Crane's murder in a Scottsdale, Arizona motel room in 1978.

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