Suplex is pleased to present Bizarro Blockbusters, a monthly summer film series curated by Daniel Atkinson to be held at Alabama Song Art Space. Bizarro Blockbusters showcases films that mash together famous American blockbusters with other nations' histories, myths, bric-a-brac, and various forms of insanity. The three Bizarro Blockbusters presented this summer are Lady Terminator (1989), For Y’Ur Height Only (1981), and Turkish Star Wars (1982). Each film will be pre-screened with shorts of equally mind-blowing craziness.
Join Suplex this month for a screening of director Eddie Nicart’s 1981 Filipino action thriller, For Y’Ur Height Only, a high flying, sliding, and soaring adventure featuring martial artist and action star Ernesto de la Cruz (Weng Weng) as Agent 00. From the hokey futuristic gadgets and gizmos, to seductive girls and blazing guns, For Y’Ur Height Only takes full advantage of the spy thriller cliches established by the world famous James Bond film that it’s (loosely) based on.
Agent 00 may only be 3’ tall, but move over Bond, he has what it takes to save the world from twice the danger! In the film, Dr. Van Kohler, the infamous inventor of the deadly N Bomb, has been captured by the heinous Mr. Giant and his gang of deadly henchmen in an attempt to take over the world. The world’s “most deadliest secret agent” is put to the task of recovering Kohler’s bomb and taking out the bad guys using his team of well-trained undercover agents and his dazzling martial arts skills to get the job done.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see why Weng Weng was once considered to be the most famous actor in the Philippines (and awarded the rank of Honorary Philippine Secret Agent by future president General Ramos) at this month’s Bizarro Blockbusters. Admission is free and open to the public.
About the presenter
Daniel Atkinson was born and grew up in Minnesota, channel-surfing late nights hoping to see episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000. He moved to NYC in 2009 to get a graduate degree in art education and while there taught the history of film at the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC. Before moving to Houston last year to take over the position of Education and Public Programs Manager, he was in Chicago teaching engineering to 12-year olds. He is a movie omnivore, but is especially interested in all things psychotronic.
Suplex is a curatorial collaboration in which artists and communities engage in syncretic learning experiences through exhibitions, programs, workshops and public forums.
Bizarro Blockbusters is sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewery and co-presented by Alabama Song Art Space.