The Zodiac Killer
To contrast with David Fincher’s 2007 masterpiece Zodiac (screening May 27), we present this fast-paced, extremely cheap, and entertaining version of the same story from 1971. The producer-director of this exploitation film was a Northern California pizza restaurateur who set elaborate traps in the lobbies of the theaters where it played hoping to capture the Zodiac Killer. (1971, 87 min, digital)
Preceded by vintage 35mm trailers for Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979) and Slaughter in San Francisco (1974).
The 1978 massacre of more than nine hundred members of San Francisco’s Peoples Temple shocked the world. Inspired and haunted by this incident, director Ti West tells the story of two Vice journalists who set out to document their friend’s journey to reunite with his estranged sister. They track her to a remote location, where they are welcomed into the world of Eden Parish, a rural utopia overseen by a mysterious leader known only as “Father.” But this paradise may not be what it seems… (2013, 99 min, digital)
Preceded by Peoples Temple home movies.