THE APPLE
Dir. Menahem Golan (86min, USA/West Germany, 1980)
Narrative 

Classic 1980s kitsch, this wildly entertaining dystopic vision of a futuristic “1994,” The Apple rivals Rocky Horror and Hedwig and the Angry Inch in the cult musical genre. Menahem Golan’s trippy reinterpretation of the Book of Genesis centers on Bibi (Catherine Mary Stewart) and Alphie (George Gilmour), two budding rockers who fall under the control of the wickedly evil record producer Boogalow (Vladek Sheybal).

Featuring outlandish choreography from So You Think You Can Dance’s Nigel Lythgoe and so-bad-they’re-good songs from Israeli songwriters Coby and Iris Recht.

Co-Presented by The Black Cat and Sonic Transducers


 

Menahem Golan spent many years directing theatrical productions in Israel before coming to the U.S. to study film in New York and later became a protegé of director Roger Corman. When Golan returned to his homeland, he and Yoram Globus worked together to create Israel's film industry with prestigious films such as Sallah Shabati (1964). In 1979, Golan and Globus took over the Cannon group in Hollywood where for the next 10 years they produced quality independent films such as Love Streams (1984) and Barfly (1987). 



DATES AND TICKETS

Saturday, March 8, 10:00 pm
AFI SIlver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD



PRESS

"This adorable turkey, so delightfully oblivious to its own awfulness, is a rhinestone-studded song-and-dance extravaganza about a music company that wants to take over the world."
-Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly

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