I’ll admit, it hurts a little every time I read about Charlie Sheen in the news. It's not because I’m particularly saddened to see the HOT SHOTS star’s meteoric fall from the world of sitcoms and sanity. I’m sad because I’m reading a new story about Charlie Sheen and not his far more awesome brother Emilio Estevez.
Emilio made some great films in the ’80s and ‘90s but lately he’s been a bit hidden from the public eye. We should be screening THE MIGHTY DUCKS PART IV at the Alamo Drafthouse! Why have you forsaken us, Emilio?
Well, this September we’re bringing sexy back and by sexy I mean Emilio Estevez. We’ll be showing one of his finest films, the 1984 punk rock psychotropic trip of a movie, REPO MAN at the Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks. Not to be confused with the recently released sci-fi thriller REPO MEN or even the underground cult hit REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA, REPO MAN is a love letter of the soul from the wonderfully deranged mind of filmmaker Alex Cox.
Part KISS ME DEADLY, part Weekly World News, REPO MAN is about a young punk rocker named Otto (Estevez) that is taken under the wing of Bud, a repossession agent. Seduced by the thrill of car chases, drug use and plenty of cash money, Otto finds himself living his life to the fullest. Everything is going peachy until he is put on the hunt of a 1964 Chevrolet Malibu, the great white whale for repo men. The car’s contents and the cadre of strange individuals on the lookout for it result in a wild movie full of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Oh, and aliens.
We’re teaming up with Cactus Music to screen the film. Houston’s best record store will be on hand to help introduce the film and pass out some quality goodies before the movie starts. Keep your eyes on Cactus Music’s social networking portals for some ticket giveaways throughout the week.
As an added bonus, Houston’s first and last punk rock band The Hates will be performing a live set before the film starting at 9 PM. Don’t miss this extrasensory treat of the eyes, the ears and the mind.