SXSW Preview: ‘American Grindhouse’

We talk quite a bit about narrative feature films here at The Flickcast. You know, the ones that exist in a fictional world full of characters and situations contrived to tell a story. There are also these other films known as documentaries where actual, real people relate the experiences of their lives and also tell a story.

And yes, some of them are quite good, even if they’re not directed by Michael Moore or Morgan Spurlock (although, they do make some good films). Case in point, the SXSW documentary premiere film American Grindhouse.

Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Robert Forster, the feature-length documentary “boasts exclusive interviews with filmmakers Herschell Gordon Lewis, Joe Dante, Larry Cohen, Jack Hill, Fred Williamson, John Landis and many more. Not only that, quite a few of these actors, directors and writers are speaking out in their first-ever on-camera interviews.”

In addition, the film features “clips and scenes from more than 200 of the most jaw-dropping movies ever screened, American Grindhouse is poised to be the most comprehensive motion picture ever made on the subject of Exploitation Cinema. Shameless ballyhoo or certifiable fact? Watch the film and see for yourself.”

I’m going to go on record right now and say “certifiable fact.” See for yourself and check out the trailer after the jump.

  • BK
    March 8, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    At a scant 81 minutes, I’m doubting it will be “most comprehensive motion picture ever made on the subject of Exploitation Cinema” (though I can’t really say what would be). But I certainly do hold out hope for this to be awesome. Just imagine a LOT will have to be left out if that’s all the time it has. Why can’t it be 3 hours like A DECADE UNDER THE INFLUENCE?! 😉 I’ll be there first night!

    • Chris Ullrich
      March 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm

      I’m going to give it a chance. Love these kinds of movies and always happy when they get some exposure. Thanks for the comment. 😉

      • Shannon Hood
        March 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm

        It’s on my schedule. Can’t wait.

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