Bloody Mama


Dir. Roger Corman (1970).
American-International’s last topic outrage was a mutant Bonnie and Clyde starring Shelley Winters as ‘30s crime queen Ma Barker. Monstrous mother hen to a brood of sexually anarchic, drug-addled hillbilly trash, Ma runs her family (whose members include Bruce Dern and Robert De Niro) as though it were a cult—the movie materialized only weeks after the Manson Family made their media debut.

Tue., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., 2009

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 27, 2009

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