At Midnight, I'll Take Your Soul
Dir. Jose Mojica Marins (1964). Brazilian director Marins made a slew of striking low-budget fright flicks shot during the 1960s and 70s in a studio he organized in an abandoned synagogue in Sao Paulo. In most of them he also plays the leading role, a demented character called Coffin Joe, who terrorizes the inhabitants of provincial small towns. His movies are more than a bit nasty and crudely made, but are noteworthy for their lively imagery inspired by Brazilian folklore.
Thu., Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m., 2010
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.