Banksy Gets Away Again at PhilaMOCA
Cartoons for Victory @ Van Pelt Library | Thursday, April 21
Warren Bernard comes to the Penn library to talk about his book on World War II comics, Cartoons for Victory. He’s spent years researching and writing about comics and runs the Small Press Expo, an annual festival. This guy knows more about Donald Duck and Little Orphan Annie than most of us will ever know about anything.
Greg Proops @ Helium Comedy Club | April 21-23
Anyone connected with Who’s Line Is It Anyway is A-OK in my book. If you need more convincing, gaze into his eyebrows:
House Of Solitude + Barbara Bush @ Adrienne Theatre | April 21-22
Comics face off at Philly Improv Theater, with sketches from team House of Solitude — Daniel Corkery and Caitlin Weigel — and the all-female Barbara Bush ensemble.
Chasing Banksy @ PhilaMOCA | Friday, April 22
If you recognize the name Frank Henelotter, you’re probably thinking of his exploitation flicks. Frankenhooker, perhaps? But there’s no gore in Chasing Banksy, a Henelotter heist film screening at PhilaMOCA as part of the Cinedelphia Film Festival. The director will be in attendance, along with co-writer/star Anthony Sneed, who plays a struggling artist determined to steal work from the mysterious street artist of the title.
The Wizard of Oz @ The Mahoning Drive-in Theater | April 22-23
See L. Frank Baum’s beloved classic brought to life the way it was meant to be seen: from your car in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. The Mahoning Drive-in, revived last year by a couple of Temple grads, kicks off its season with a double feature: The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka (the original, not the creepy Johnny Depp one).
An Evening With David “The Rock” Nelson @ PhilaMOCA | Saturday, April 23
Monster movie maker David Nelson, dubbed the “Ed Wood of the 21st Century,” will be talking about his career in cinema, including such gems as Devil Ant and Mummy A.D. 1993. Filmmaker Zack Carlson hosts this one, which is also part of the Cinedelphia Film Festival.
Tales from David Lynch’s Eraserhood @ 13th and Wood streets | Saturday, April 23
David Lynch fans like to dub the gritty Callowhill neighborhood Eraserhood, a play on his surreal horror film Eraserhead. And it’s not out of nowhere: Lynch lived in Philly as a student at PAFA. Hidden City’s Peter Woodall and Eraserhood expert Bob Bruhim talk about the ’hood’s history and the spots that inspired Lynch’s movies during this 90-minute walking tour.