This screening will take place outside at The Loft Cinema
Summer Camp returns to The Loft Cinema for a one-night-only screening of Russ Meyer’s outrageously campy rock musical, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, written by Roger Ebert! This is my Happening, and it freaks me out!
What is Beyond the Valley of the Dolls? Why, it’s only the greatest rock musical, counterculture satire, skin flick, wacky comedy, overblown melodrama, crazed horror movie, sex and drug extravaganza ever made! Originally conceived by 20th Century Fox as a straight sequel to their 1967 hit, Valley of the Dolls, under the guidance of infamous “adults only” filmmaker Russ Meyer (Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!), here making his first major studio picture, and young screenwriter/film critic Roger Ebert, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls instead emerged as something far better – a whacked-out skewering of the psychedelic ‘60s generation (and a hilarious parody of the original film) so far-out and outrageously scandalous that the studio could only look on in horror at what the self-proclaimed “King of the Nudies” has wrought.