AGFA August

AGFA Aug

August 1-8 and August 23-30

Dive into the weird, wild world of the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA)’s 15th Anniversary. AGFA is the world’s only nonprofit archive and film distributor dedicated to preserving and protecting the greatest genre films of all time. 

Since its inception, AGFA has rescued over one-hundred features from the void, including the works of exploitation pioneer Doris Wishman, underground trash-art king Jon Moritsugu, Riot Grrrl icon Sarah Jacobson, and found-footage founder Joe Dante. AGFA’s archives house over six-thousand 35mm film prints, a 4K scanner, and prestigious libraries such as the Something Weird archive. AGFA exists to preserve the legacy of genre movies through collection, conservation, and distribution. AGFA satisfies this mission by rescuing, restoring, and sharing largely forgotten films on home video and in theaters, as well as providing film scanning and restoration services. Celebrating this milestone and its Seattle connection through Something Weird Video, AGFA and SIFF are proud to partner to bring you the greatest genre films from the AGFA Archive.

Tickets for August 1-8 screenings on sale now. Tickets on sale August 1 for August 23-30 screenings.

AGFA August: The Zodiac Killer

USA | 1971 | 87 min. | Tom Hanson

August 1, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A serial killer in San Francisco murders without motive or apparent pattern and taunts the police with phone calls and letters. Introduced by Something Weird Video's Lisa Petrucci and AGFA's Jackson Cooper.

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AGFA August: Shredder Orpheus

USA | 1990 | 88 min. | Robert McGinley

August 1, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Punk-rock star Orpheus seeks Eurydice in a future world of bad TV and shredded memories. Writer/Director Robert McGinley scheduled to attend. Writer/Director Robert McGinley scheduled to attend.

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AGFA August: Cannibal! The Musical

USA | 1993 | 95 min. | Trey Parker

August 2, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

The sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by that of human flesh.

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AGFA August: HEY FOLKS! IT’S INTERMISSION TIME VIDEO PARTY

USA | 2024 | 70 min. | Bret Berg, Joseph A. Ziemba

August 3, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A mind-altering mixtape from AGFA! Mid-century America runs amok in this haunted found-footage ode to moviegoing and the snack bar. Introduced by Something Weird Video's Lisa Petrucci and AGFA's Jackson Cooper.

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AGFA August: Donnie Darko (4k Restoration)

USA | 2001 | 113 min. | Richard Kelly

August 3, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident. New 4K Restoration. Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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AGFA August: The Last Slumber Party

USA | 1988 | 72 min. | Stephen Tyler

August 5, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

An escaped killer and boys with beer visit three teens having a pajama party. Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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AGFA August: Terminal USA

USA | 1993 | 60 min. | Jon Mortisugu

August 5, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

This is Moritsugu’s asian freak-out magnum opus that shocked America when it was broadcast on television in the mid-90’s! The director himself plays twins (a drug-dealing bad-ass and a closeted math nerd) in a radically dysfunctional family that completely obliterates the noble myth of the “model minority.” Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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AGFA August: She Freak (New Restoration)

USA | 1967 | 83 min. | Byron Mabe

August 7, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A waitress joins a carnival, marries the owner, and makes various employees her enemies. New Restoration. Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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AGFA August: Blood Feast

USA | 1963 | 67 min. | Herschell Gordon Lewis

August 7, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

The insane Ramses hypnotizes a socialite in order to land a job catering a party for her debutante daughter, and turns the event into an evening of gruesome deaths, bloody dismemberment and ritual sacrifice. Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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AGFA August: Indecent Desires (New Restoration)

USA | 1968 | 75 min. | Doris Wishman

August 8, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Zeb finds a doll and a ring in a garbage can. He realizes the doll looks like Ann, his neighbor. When he realizes Ann experiences everything he does to the doll, he starts to unwind. Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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AGFA August: Attack of the Beast Creatures (New Restoration)

USA | 1985 | 80 min. | Mike Stanley

August 8, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A group of survivors wash up on the shores of a seemingly deserted island after their ship capsizes.It slowly becomes apparent that the island is home to a tribe of small doll-like creatures, who begin stalking and killing the survivors one by one. Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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AGFA August: The Peanut Butter Solution

Canada | 1985 | 93 min. | Michael Rubbo

August 23, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Ghosts restore a boy's hair when it falls out from fright, but then it won't stop growing. Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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AGFA August: The Little Shop of Horrors

USA | 1960 | 72 min. | Roger Corman

August 24, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Seymour Krelboin works in the Skid Row flower shop owned by Mr. Mushnik. In his spare time, Seymour creates a new plant species he names Audrey Junior in honor of his girlfriend Audrey. Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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AGFA August: The Films of the Gay Girls Riding Club (New Restorations)

USA | 1963 | 129 min. (includes a 30 min. drag show, 31 min. film, and 68 min. film) | Ray Harrison

August 24, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A double feature of What Really Happened to Baby Jane (drag parody of "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?") and All About Alice (a drag queen leads a cast of non-professional actors in a spoof of the film "All About Eve"). Introduction and performance by Seattle Drag Artist Uh-Oh (30 min drag show).

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AGFA August: The Stairway to Stardom Mixtape

USA | 1972 | 70 min. | Various

August 25, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

From homemade R&B party hits to aggro stand-up comics, from interpretive dance by zombified children to amateur magicians, Stairway to Stardom is an unending treasure trove of bizarro entertainment that has been a staple among tape traders for decades. Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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AGFA August: The Films of Sarah Jacobson

USA | 1996 | 125 min. | Sarah Jacobson

August 25, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Sarah Jacobson's punk-spirited DIY films from the 1990s combine B-movie aesthetics and riot grrrl feminism, standing as a testament to the vision, determination, and raw talent of the Queen of Underground Cinema.

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AGFA August: The McPherson Tape

USA | 1989 | 63 min. | Dean Alioto

August 25, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

On a fall evening in 1983, a young man videotaping his niece's fifth birthday party keeps the camera running as an alien invasion unfolds.

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AGFA August: I Married a Witch

USA | 1942 | 77 min. | René Clair

August 26, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

As a 17th-century New England witch who comes to take revenge on the 20th-century descendant of the Puritan who persecuted her, Lake is all smolder and disruption. Introduced by SIFF Cinema Program Manager Kasi Gaarenstroom.

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AGFA August: To Be or Not to Be

USA | 1942 | 99 min. | Ernst Lubitsch

August 26, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Acting couple Joseph and Maria Tura are managing a theatrical troupe when the Nazis invade Poland. Using their skill for impersonation, Joseph and company must confuse the Nazis and stop Siletsky from handing over the list.

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AGFA August: She Mob

USA | 1968 | 82 min. | Harry Wuest

August 28, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A gang of four lesbian inmates escapes from prison and kidnaps the boyfriend of a wealthy woman. Introduced by Something Weird Video's Lisa Petrucci and AGFA's Jackson Cooper.

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AGFA August: GLOW - The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

USA | 2012 | 76 min. | Brett Whitcomb

August 28, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Chronicling the rise and fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show through the stories of those who lived it.

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AGFA August: Faces

USA | 1968 | 130 min. | John Cassavetes

August 29, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

During one long, bumpy night and into the next morning, Richard and Maria Forst, a wealthy couple whose relationship is becalmed in an emotional downswing, dally separately with other partners with devastating results. Preservation of the film funded by The Film Foundation with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in celebration of the 40th anniversary of this Cassavetes classic.

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AGFA August: A Woman Under the Influence

USA | 1974 | 155 min. | John Cassavetes

August 29, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A housewife on the verge of a nervous breakdown is committed for psychiatric treatment by her loving yet confused husband, with unpredictable results. John Cassavetes’ 1974 masterpiece is one of the most devastating portraits of a relationship ever filmed.

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AGFA August: Shaolin Invincibles

Taiwan | 1997 | 90 min. | Cheng Hoi

August 30, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A young woman becomes a great fighter with powerful skills and fights against her enemies after she's allowed to train in 18 forms of Shaolin kung fu in the Shaolin temple by a golden teacher. Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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AGFA August: Secret Screening

August 30, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Shh...it's a secret! Come find out what the series finale will be at this mystery screening. Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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