Death Race 2000
MONDAY, MAY 8 AT 8:00PM
General Admission: $4 | Loft Members: $3
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“In the year 2000 hit and run driving is no longer a felony. It’s the national sport!” Pedestrians are becoming an endangered species in the far-flung future of 2000 thanks to a bloody cross-country car race in this crazed action comedy starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone! Welcome to the year 2000, a time plagued by political unrest and a serious lack of morals. The only thing society looks forward to is the ultra-violent three-day Transcontinental Death Race, a high-speed cross-country competition in which contestants collect points by killing spectators and pedestrians. The driver who racks up the highest death total wins the race and becomes a national hero. But this year the drivers have something else to worry about other than getting killed by rival contestants, because this year, a group of radical anti-race activists are trying to stop the race, and they’ll resort to anything to get the job done. The game’s all-time champion, the black leather-clad Frankenstein (Carradine), takes on such colorful characters as “Machine Gun” Joe Viterbo (Stallone), Calamity Jane (Mary Woronov, Rock and Roll High School), Nero the Hero (Martin Kove, The Karate Kid) and Matilda the Hun (Roberta Collins, Caged Heat) in a blood-soaked race to the finish line, but he just might have an explosive surprise up his sleeve if and when he makes it to the winner’s circle. A hilarious satire of violent B-movies that actually IS a great violent B-movie, Death Race 2000, produced by Roger Corman and directed by comedy legend Paul Bartel (Eating Raoul), is a cult classic unlike any other. (Dir. by Paul Bartel, 1975, USA, 80 mins., Rated R)