After a thorough search through the shelves of the Secret Cinema archive,
a list of the very worst films in their collection has been compiled — and they will
share them in one orgy of badness on Friday, November 29, at the Maas
Quality is, of course, highly subjective, and standards of aesthetics
are debated and modified over time, yielding to the political shifts,
fashions and whims of each generation. That said, Secret Cinema feels confident that
the audience of today and one from a century ago would agree that these
films are really terrible.
The Secret Cinema once presented a memorably singular program called
BORING FILMS, the ingredients of which were selected for their sheer
tedium and actual sleep-inducing quality. This is not that program.
These films are not boring (not to us, anyway).
THE WORST OF SECRET CINEMA will include a variety of film categories:
educational, advertising, cartoons, comedy, drama, films about films,
home movies and more, each offering a different approach to their
ultimate failure. Some have appeared in past Secret Cinema programs and
some have never been shown before.
The program is still being assembled, but a few titles likely to be
included are: A DAY WITH DON KNOTTS, ARRANGING A BUFFET SUPPER, THE
SINGING PLUMBER, WHERE DO THE CHILDREN GO?, and YOU’RE AN ACTOR, JACK
There will be one complete show at 8:00 pm. Admission is $9.00.
As usual, this Secret Cinema program will be entirely projected in 16mm
film on a giant screen (not video).
No refunds will be given.