Helter Skelter

Saturday, July 14
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3hr 14mins // directed by:Tom Gries // featuring:George DiCenzo, Steve Railsback, Nancy Wolfe // 16mm

A rare 16mm screening of the made for TV film depicting the investigation and trial of the horrific Tate-LaBianca mass murders orchestrated by the psychotic pseudo-hippie cult leader, Charles Manson.

Based on the bestselling book by Vincent Bugliosi, Helter Skelter is a clinical but often chilling recount of the arrest and trial of Charles Manson and his cult for a pair of horrific murders in 1969. Character actor George DiCenzo stars as prosecutor Bugliosi, who must patch together a series of clues to incarcerate Manson for the bloody murder spree, which claimed the life of actress Sharon Tate, among others; he and the rest of the capable cast (which includes Marilyn Burns from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) are completely overshadowed by Steve Railsback's disturbing performance as Manson.


Truly Killer — July 2018 at Coolidge After Midnite

Fascinated by true crime? Our Truly Killer midnites in July feature a line-up of films inspired by the most infamous serial killers in our nation's history. From the Son of Sam in New York to the Zodiac in San Francisco, communities throughout the U.S. have been disturbed by these horrific crimes while also captivated by the manhunts for the monsters responsible and their sensationalized media coverage. Some of these real-life horror stories were compelling enough to be adapted into films, and we've selected a few of the most shocking and thoughtful of them to screen this month.