Although Meyer made a lot of successful movies, from Mudhoney to Beneath the Valley of the UltraVixens, his vivacious vision reached an apex when he released Faster, Pussycat! Kill!...Kill! on unsuspecting audiences in 1965. The film, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with a new 35mm restoration at the Sie FilmCenter tonight, is the hot-blooded tale of three thrill-seeking go-go dancers who race their cars through the California desert, leaving a few bodies and boners in their wake. The gorgeously shot black-and-white film was the antithesis of other releases that year, like The Sound of Music and Doctor Zhivago.
“It’s so ridiculously over-the-top that it blurs into some absurdist comedy,” says Patrick Brown, a film expert and general manager at Twist & Shout, next door to the Sie. “There’s nothing else quite like this movie and never will be again. Original cinematic visions of the world like this should be treasured by all film fans.”
Faster, Pussycat! Kill!...Kill! screens tonight at 9:30 p.m. at the Sie, 2510 East Colfax Avenue. Tickets are $10, or $7 for Denver Film Society members; go to denverfilm.org for more info
Fri., Jan. 30, 9:30 p.m., 2015