This April, Alamo Drafthouse and Birth.Movies.Death. Reunite The Class of 1984

March 21, 2014 // // In the pages of Marvel Comics, Captain America was frozen in ice at the end of WWII and thawed out in the early days of the 1960s... meaning the time between the release of 'Ghostbusters' and today is longer than the time Cap spend out of commission. You think he's a man out of time -- how do you think the movies we're featuring this month feel?

The early '80s were a pretty great time to be a movie nerd, and the Alamo Drafthouse has already celebrated 1982 -- the best summer for movies in my lifetime -- and 1983, so paying homage to 1984 makes plenty of sense. This issue of Birth.Movies.Death is soaked in 1984 goodness, including a paean to 'Purple Rain', a tour of the New York City of 'Ghostbusters', the reasoned argument for why 'Buckaroo Banzai' is the single greatest cult movie of all time and a look at the production of 'Footloose' through the eyes of one of its stars. Internet sensation Film Crit Hulk brings his caps lock key to this issue, taking a loving look at what 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' gets so right (hint: it's a fun movie) and Hollywood's own Noah Segan examines the punk rock housing that birthed REPO MAN (Noah has some punk cred, having starred in a movie about seminal LA punk band The Germs).

But it's not just old stuff around here. I talked to Joe and Anthony Russo, the comedy directors who have been tasked with making 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' an honest to god conspiracy thriller. And just in case all of this was too racy for you, we have a thorough examination of penii in cinema, in honor of Drafthouse Films' girthy doc, 'The Final Member'.

- Devin Faraci
Badass Digest Editor in Chief

April National Programming Ticketing Link and Titles:
- Zzang!!!: 'Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension'
- Dinner Party: 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'
- 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'
- Action Pack: 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' Quote-Along
- 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'
- 'Purple Rain'
- Action Pack: 'Purple Rain'

Titles playing at select Alamo Drafthouse locations in April:

- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- 'The Final Member'
- 'Blood Simple'
- Girlie Night: '10 Things I Hate About You'
- Action Pack: 'Dumb & Dumber' Quote-Along
- 'Footloose'

About Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse is an entertainment brand comprised of the acclaimed cinema-eatery chain, the largest genre film festival in the United States and a collectible art gallery. Named "the best theater ever" by Time Magazine, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website

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