Grind Your Bones

If a screening of oddball arthouse flicks hosted by a Mexican wrestler whose name means “Dog Bone” isn’t in your plans for this eve-ning, then drop what you’re doing, because what possible better plans could you have? The personality behind Hueso de Perro’s Grindhouse is intriguing enough: Tom Cross is a former instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago who left that profession to become a tattoo artist working out of a school bus, then started the coffee shop and tattoo parlor where tonight’s screening goes down and began painting pictures of the screening’s luchador host — which he does in sort of the same way that Peter Parker takes pictures of Spider-Man, if you catch our drift.

“We’re coy about it,” says Dylan Otto Krider, who curated the screening. “Tom’s theory is that everyone has this person they would have been if their life turned out differently. For Tom, that person is Hueso de Perro.”

Tonight, Hueso applies his wrestling prowess to a love of under-the-radar bizarro cinema at his Bananelope Coffee, 1405 U.S. High-way 287 in Broomfield. “We’ll show some really weird films,” Krider says, from silent Super-8 classics to local shorts to something he calls “machinema,” where the filmmaker appropriates the visual component from video games. For example, he says, “There’s one guy who does a Days of Our Lives/Resident Evil thing.”

The fun starts tonight at 8 p.m.; admission runs $5 and includes a drink or ice cream. For more information, visit www.onesandzeros.webs.com or call 303-466-2170.
Fri., Oct. 15, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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