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Sid Haig tribute tonight at New Beverly

New Beverly Cinema TONIGHT: Grindhouse Film Festival pays tribute to exploitation and indie film legend Sid Haig.

From their bulletin:

While Sid has captured a legion of new fans as a result of his starring roles in Rob Zombie’s HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, he’s been a welcome face in a long string of cult films and television programs over the last fifty years. For this special event we’ll be screening two of his greatest from the 1960’s and 70’s, SPIDER BABY and THE BIG BIRD CAGE, both written and directed by his longtime collaborator Jack Hill. As an added bonus, we’ll have not only Sid Haig but also director Jack Hill and SPIDER BABY co-star Beverly Washburn attending as special guests and doing a Q&A between the films.

This event will also serve as the opening of a one-week screening series programmed by Sid Haig at the New Beverly. From March 25th until March 31st Sid will be introducing some of his favorite classic films, including RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY, THE WILD BUNCH, THE THING {FROM ANOTHER WORLD}, HOUSE OF WAX and LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. The festival will conclude on March 31st with screenings of the rarely seen Jack Hill film PIT STOP, the recent Sid Haig starrer LITTLE BIG TOP, and a special reel of clips and trailers from Sid’s long career. In addition to attending our tribute on Tuesday, Sid is currently scheduled to introduce the films on March 25th, 27th, and 29th, and will be joined by Jack Hill for the final night on the 31st.

The event starts at 7:30pm, and admission for the double-feature, raffle and reel of rare exploitation trailers is still only $8.00. You won’t find a bigger bang for your entertainment dollar during this economic meltdown! So escape from your soon-to-be-foreclosed home and join the usual crew of Grindhouse maniacs for a night of cinema insanity!

For additional information and schedules for upcoming events, visit our MySpace page at: www.myspace.com/grindhouse.