The Orange Death

A postal worker's cacophony of found objects and makeshift sculptures, the Orange Show proves that you don't need to be a professional artist to create art. So it's appropriate that for its first drive-in movie, the museum chose a flick from low-budget legend Roger Corman, whose resourcefulness proves you don't have to be a well-connected producer to make movies. The Orange Show's parking lot will host the Corman-produced Death Race 2000, which presents a future in which the nation's preferred sport is a cross-country car race, judged not by who finishes first but who maims the most pedestrians along the way. Hotshot driver "Machine Gun" Joe Viterbo (Sylvester Stallone, before he achieved fame in Rocky but after he made that porno) vies with the cyborg Frankenstein (David Carradine, on his way to 25 years of B-movie obscurity) for the championship. The premise seems tame and not that conductive to homicidal rage, compared to rush hour on the Loop.
Sat., July 29, 8-11 p.m.

 
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