Posts Tagged ‘Washington Psychotronic Film Society’

This Could Be Funny: Molandes, Marley, Shakes

Your next seven days should be filled with laughter. The following could help.
Friday, November 18: Cool Dudes Hanging Out at Velvet Lounge
This monthly stand-up showcase produced by Hillary Buckholtz and Brandon Wardell is the closest thing D.C. has to a UCB or Largo. Every month, they bring in non-local acts that are critically acclaimed but [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides’ third novel, The Marriage Plot, is so sinuous that a certain type of reader is conditioned to distrust it. Anyone who knows contemporary fiction largely through postmodern inheritors like Don DeLillo and David Foster Wallace might look at the plot’s love triangle among Brown grads in the [...]

Washington Psychotronic Film Society Is Back

Good news, weirdo cinéastes: After a hiatus, the Washington Psychotronic Film Society is back. The long-running repertory series—which is dedicated to oddball, cult, and genre films—was founded in 1989, and from 2009 until this May, it held regular screenings in (and nearby) the Warehouse Theater on 7th Street NW. In the spring, the society got [...]

Video Vault’s Closing Leaves a Less Psychotronic Washington

Carl Cephas never left a Video Vault location without having found what he was looking for. Never.
So he took the news that after 25 years the Old Town Alexandria video store is closing pretty hard. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 < ![endif]–> [...]

Was Carl Cephas’ Separation From the Library of Congress Overdue?

As the lead library technician for the Library of Congress’ music division, Carl Cephas specialized in retrieving obscure rock and jazz materials for patrons. To a handful of his coworkers and managers, he specialized in being a major headache. There was the time he told his supervisor Mary Wedgewood, “Fuck you, go suck eggs,” after [...]