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Grind-Fu Cinema presents Face/Off and Willard on Saturday, May 25th!

Grind-Fu Cinema delivers multiple eccentric performances when it screens Face/Off and Willard on Saturday, May 25th!

2019-04-29

 

 

Grind-Fu Cinema presents
exceptionally eccentric performances!

TRAVOLTA/CAGE
FACE/OFF

and

CRISPIN GLOVER/RATS
WILLARD

 

Saturday, May 25th @ 7:00 p.m.
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato
415 Malin St, Mankato

 

FREE ADMISSION!

 

Shelley's gone getting a new robot knee in May, so her Shuffle Function co-host Shyboy Tim is programming Grind-Fu with a couple of movies he's always wanted to show. They weird, questionable, and chock full of eccentric performances. Shall we get into them? Lets. 

 

 

Face/Off (1997)
Directed by John Woo

 

People either love or hate Face/Off. Is it good? Is it bad? It's all in the eyes of the beholder. Shyboy Tim LOVES this movie, though, and he's not ashamed to say it. The story of a cop that uses advanced technology to surgically place a super villain's face on his head so he can stop a terrorist attack is ripped from today's headlines is hard to believe, but then again, so are the performances of John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, who are over the top nutsoid. This is a prime example of cage going FULL CAGE. Throw the high powered direction of John Woo, and you have a movie that is stupidly fun and out of its mind. Good thing you don't have to pay (at all) for the full seat, BECAUSE YOU'LL ONLY NEED THE EDGE!

 

 

Willard (2003)
Directed by Glen Morgan

 

What comes to mind when you hear the name Crispin Glover? Lunatic? Eccentric? Genius? MADMAN??? He's all of this and more in the 2003 remake of Willard. Glover plays the socially awkward Willard, a young man tormented by his abusive and ill mother. He's also tormented at work by a cruel and domineering boss (played by R. Lee Ermey) who took over the company that Willard's father ran. Willard's only real friends are the rats that he starts caring for in his home. Over time he trains them and uses them for power and revenge. Does that sound weird? You don't know the half of it.

 

Don't forget that Grind-Fu Cinema is free! Bring friends, snacks, and extra layers to wear (the air conditioner can be domineering, like Willard's mother) and settle in for a double feature of wildly eccentric movies! The fun times begin on Saturday, May 25th @ seven p.m. in Wiecking 220 Auditorium on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Questions? Drop us a line at shufflefunction@hotmail.com.

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