After braving a long, cold winter, these nice-weather days make us want to do nothing more than spend every waking minute outdoors. You probably feel the same way. However, you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you followed through on that, because the place to be for the next two-and-a-half weeks is crammed in PhilaMOCA with a few dozen like-minded people watching some of the weirdest and most unique films you’ll see all year. It’s the 2014 Cinedelphia Film Festival, presented by Video Pirates, and from today until the 27th it will be bringing you forgotten gems, historical retrospectives, unearthed slashers, mash-ups, and a whole bunch more.
Really, while looking through all the programming, we couldn’t believe how many of these insane things we want to be a part of. You can see the whole schedule of events here, and meet us after the jump for a handful of recommended events.
In 1992, America was so fascinated with the story of Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco, that three separate made-for-TV movies were produced to tell their tale. There was The Amy Fisher Story (starring Drew Barrymore as Fisher), Casualties of Love: The “Long Island Lolita” Story (with Alyssa Milano as Fisher), and Lethal Lolita Amy Fisher: My Story (with Noelle Parker as Fisher). Director Dan Kapelovitz decided that those three films, combined, could tell a much better story, so he mished and mashed them up into Triple Fisher, which was been described as “a subversive mash-up that unspools like a Lifetime movie fever dream, with its labyrinth of duplicating lurid set-pieces taking on the tone of a noirish nightmare, reaching a frenzied schizo climax that would make Brian De Palma proud,” in perhaps the world’s greatest write-up of anything.
Friday, April 11, 10:00 PM