For those of you that have been around town for five years or so, you may remember a group showing films at the University under the moniker Trash Film Debauchery. The titles almost always lived up to the name. The Debauchery has graduated and moved from campus to bar, and tonight they present Jack Hill's Spider Baby or The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968) at the Turf Club in St Paul.
"In a dilapidated rural mansion, the last generation of the degenerate, inbred Merrye family lives with the inherited curse of a disease that causes them to mentally regress from the age of 10 or so on as they physically develop. The family chauffeur looks out for them and covers up their indiscretions. Trouble comes when greedy distant relatives and their lawyer arrive to dispossess the family of its home."I can't imagine a better place to show this film, allowing views to indulge in a beer or two and to be a little more rowdy than one might be in a theater. Movie is free. Beer is not.
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The Turf Club is located at 1601 University Avenue in St Paul.