New York Ninja to Premiere on Turner Classic Movies

new-york-ninja-tv-turner-classic-moviesThe long lost Ninja film New York Ninja, directed and starring John Liu (The Secret Rivals, Invincible Armor), gets its television premiere on Saturday, May 14, 2022 on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) at 2am EST. Originally filmed in 1984 but abandoned, the original camera reels sat on a pallet for decades until Vinegar Syndrome acquired the film and set out to complete the only American production John Liu undertook.

Kurtis Spieler, who lead the project, had to construct and edit a narrative from the reels. No original sound elements or script were available. Voyag3r were brought onboard to compose and record an original score and voice actors from all types of gene classics were brought in to voice the characters. Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Michael Berryman, Cynthia Rothrock, Linnea Quigley, Vince Murdocco, Matt Mitler, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Ginger Lynn and more round out the incredible achievement to bring New York Ninja to life, after almost 40 years.

John is just an average man working as a sound technician for a New York City news station, until one day his pregnant wife is brutally murdered while witnessing the kidnapping of a young woman in broad daylight. Turning to the police for help, John soon learns that the city is overrun with crime and the police are too busy to help. Dressing as a white ninja, John takes to the streets as a sword wielding vigilante hell bent on cleaning up the streets of the city he once loved by ridding it of muggers, pickpockets, rapists, and gang members. However, in John’s quest for justice, he soon finds himself the target of every criminal in the city, including a mysterious villain known only as the Plutonium Killer. Will John survive to become the hero that New York City so desperately needs?

Tune in to Turner Classic Movies on Saturday, May 14 at 2am EST. Also, keep a look out for New York Ninja theatrical performance times here.

V3 Cast #10 now available – Moon Knight, The Never Ending Story and Steve DiGiorgio playing on new Megadeth album

V3 Cast #10 is now live on our YouTube channel or wherever you get your podcasts.

In this episode, we discuss Moon Knight as well as one of our favorite classic, 80’s films, The Never Ending Story. We also get excited about Steve DiGiorgio playing on the new Megadeth album.

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Moon Knight – Some light discussion about the new series on Disney Plus. Moon Knight follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.

The Never Ending Story – One of the top favorite films from the guys in Voyag3r. The NeverEnding Story is a 1984 English-language West German-American fantasy film co-written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen (in his first English-language film), and based on the 1979 novel The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. The film was produced by Bernd Eichinger and Dieter Giessler. It stars Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Patricia Hayes, Sydney Bromley, Gerald McRaney and Moses Gunn, with Alan Oppenheimer providing the voices of both Falkor and Gmork (as well as other characters). The film follows a boy who happens upon a magical book that tells of a young warrior who is given the task of stopping the Nothing, a dark force, from engulfing the wonderland world of Fantasia.

Dave Mustaine has confirmed that Testament’s Steve DiGiorgio played bass on the forthcoming Megadeth album, The Sick, The Dying… and The Dead! Voyag3r are all huge fans of Steve DiGiorgio’s work in Death, Testament, Sadus and more. Voyag3r cannot wait to hear Steve DiGiorgio’s bass work on the new Megadeth album.

Like, subscribe and comment or you can get in touch with the podcast via askv3cast@gmail.com For past episodes, visit our V3 Cast page.

Voyag3r at Astronomicon 5

voyag3r-astronomicon-conventionVoyag3r will be at Astonomicon 5, the all inclusive Pop Culture, Comic Con for multiple genres, Comics/Toys, Horror, Wrestling and more convention! April 22- 24 at Burton Manor in Livonia, MI.

Some of the guests stars for Astronomicon 5 are: Judge Reinhold, Nick Castle, Bill Mosley, Peter Dante, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Richard Brake, Tyler Mane, Kevin Nash, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman, The Steiner Brothers, Twiztid, Dirk Manning and many more!

Voyag3r will be a vendor all weekend long, signing albums and merchandise. Visit our table, say hi and pick up our music on Vinyl, CD or Cassette and other various Voyag3r merch.

Tickets are on-sale now for Astomnomicon 5, one of the best Pop Culture conventions around! Get tickets here. For more Voyag3r convention appearances, visit our Concert Dates page.

V3 Cast #8 now up! The Batman anticipation, Orange 9mm appreciation and more

We just uploaded a brand new V3 Cast! In this episode, we talk about The Batman, which opens today in the US, as well as one of our favorite 90’s rock bands, Orange 9mm. We also discovered this really epic looking fantasy video game called Elden Ring. Check it out via our Youtube Channel or wherever you get your Podcasts.

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As always, we have the What Are You Drinking? segment and we introduce Mail Bag, the segment were we answer or discuss view comments and emails.

For all past episodes of V3 Cast, visit our podcast page.

 

V3 Cast #7 now up! Dario Argento appreciation, talking about Occhiali Neri and we pay our respects to Ivan Reitman

New V3 Cast is up! Voyag3r talk about their love for Dario Argento and list their top films from the legendary director. They also talk about his new, upcoming film, Occhiali Neri (Black Glasses) coming soon to theaters and Shutter. Check out the trailer here: https://youtu.be/_t0r8wZhjM0

Voyag3r will be returning to the stage and to pop culture conventions. The 1st one in 2022 is Astronomicon 5 at Burton Manor in Livonia, MI. April 22-24. Get your tickets here: https://www.astronomicon.com We will also be at Motor City Nightmares July 29-31 with a live performance, at the after party, on the 30th. Get those tickets here: https://www.motorcitynightmares.com

The guys talk about their favorite unsung or underrated movie scene or monologue. Voyag3r also talk about and give respect to the late Ivan Reitman. RIP.v3-cast-episode-7

New cassette variant for New York Ninja, Shuriken Silver, on sale now at https://voyag3rstore.com

Tune into more episodes of V3 Cast on our Official YouTube Channel or wherever you get podcasts! For more live concerts or convention appearances, visit our Concert Dates page.

New Cassette variant, Shuriken Silver, released for New York Ninja


We cannot thank everyone enough for picking up all the different formats and variants of the New York Ninja film score. Since all previous cassette versions are sold out, we decided to create a 3rd color for you all. Please enjoy Shuriken Silver! Now on sale in the Voyag3r Store. Order your copy here.

This is not a pre-order, this is in stock and shipping worldwide. Get your copy now before they are gone.

Perfect for your walk-man or cassette deck on your hi-fi, get the acclaimed film score to the recently released John Liu 1984/2021 ninja film, New York Ninja.

Here’s what Mondo / Deathwaltz Recording Company had to say about New York Ninja (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack):

VINEGAR SYNDROME PICTURES presents NEW YORK NINJA, a wild action-comedy originally directed by and starring John Liu and produced by legendary New York exploitation producer Arthur Schweitzer. While NINJA was shot entirely on 35mm in 1984, the project was abandoned during production, resulting in all original sound materials, scripts, and treatments missing. The rights and unedited original negative were subsequently acquired by Vinegar Syndrome, who have meticulously re-constructed and completed the film.

Although writing an entirely new script, Vinegar Syndrome’s Kurtis Spieler enlisted the talents of genre film superstars Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Michael Berryman, Cynthia Rothrock & Linnea Quigley to voice the leads, he also asked VOYAG3R to compose the soundtrack, bringing their trademark sound of gritty synths, progressive rock, and pure ’80s vibes to the table, creating a dynamic, muscular score that could have easily have been recorded in 1984.

That said, this isn’t some soft copy of a forgotten era – VOYAG3R understand that a mere pastiche wouldn’t cut the mustard here. Although loaded with authentic retro sounds straight from the ’80s, the score is very much forward-thinking and firmly planted in 2021.

Some track samples can be heard on our Audio Page.

New York Ninja soundtrack now Streaming

voyag3r-new-york-ninja-album-artThe acclaimed score to New York Ninja, by Voyag3r, is now streaming on all platforms. The 30-track album is the original score to the lost Ninja film, New York Ninja. Originally directed by and starring martial arts actor John Liu (The Secret Rivals, Invincible Armor) in his only American production, New York Ninja was filmed entirely on 35mm in 1984, but the project was abandoned during production resulting in all original sound materials being lost over time. 35 years later, Vinegar Syndrome acquired the original unedited camera negative and painstakingly constructed and completed the film. Enlisting the voice talents of genre favorites: Don “The Dragon” Wilson (Bloodfist, Whatever It Takes), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Nightmare Sisters), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Auntie Lee’s Meat Pies), Vince Murdocco (Night Hunter, LA Wars), Matt Mitler (The Mutilator, Battle for the Lost Planet), Leon Isaac Kennedy (Lone Wolf McQuade, Penitentiary), Ginger Lynn Allen (The Devil’s Rejects, Vice Academy), Cynthia Rothrock (China O’Brien, Martial Law) and bringing in Voyag3r to compose and record an original score Vinegar Syndrome Pictures is extremely proud to present this truly one of kind film experience. Restored in 4K from the original camera elements, New York Ninja is finally available in all of its ridiculous over-the-top glory for the first time ever after spending nearly four decades in film obscurity.

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To listen to more Voyag3r music, visit our Audio page. The CD and Cassette version are also available in the Voyag3rStore.com

Film Plot Summary

John is just an average man working as a sound technician for a New York City news station, until one day his pregnant wife is brutally murdered while witnessing the kidnapping of a young woman in broad daylight. Turning to the police for help, John soon learns that the city is overrun with crime and the police are too busy to help. Dressing as a white ninja, John takes to the streets as a sword wielding vigilante hell bent on cleaning up the streets of the city he once loved by ridding it of muggers, pickpockets, rapists, and gang members. However, in John’s quest for justice, he soon finds himself the target of every criminal in the city, including a mysterious villain known only as the Plutonium Killer. Will John survive to become the hero that New York City so desperately needs?

New York Ninja soundtrack streaming & Spotify pre-save

voyag3r-new-york-ninja-album-artNew York Ninja (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) will be available on all digital and steaming services on January 7, 2022. The 30-track album to John Liu‘s lost 1984 ninja film, New York Ninja, has been available on CD and Cassette since November 1st, with the Plutonium Killer Green cassette since selling out.

You can pre-save the album on Spotify by clicking the box below, then you’ll be notified the moment the album is available for streaming.

iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, Pandora and many more of the world’s most popular streaming platforms will have New York Ninja (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) available on January 7. If you have relevant playlists, give New York Ninja an add. Don’t forget to pre-save New York Ninja on Spotify. There is one track, Battle on the Rooftop, available for listening now on our Audio page or YouTube.

THE BACK STORY

Originally directed by and starring martial arts actor John Liu (The Secret Rivals, Invincible Armor) in his only American production, New York Ninja was filmed entirely on 35mm in 1984, but the project was abandoned during production resulting in all original sound materials being lost over time. 35 years later, Vinegar Syndrome acquired the original unedited camera negative and painstakingly constructed and completed the film. Enlisting the voice talents of genre favorites: Don “The Dragon” Wilson (Bloodfist, Whatever It Takes), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Nightmare Sisters), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Auntie Lee’s Meat Pies), Vince Murdocco (Night Hunter, LA Wars), Matt Mitler (The Mutilator, Battle for the Lost Planet), Leon Isaac Kennedy (Lone Wolf McQuade, Penitentiary), Ginger Lynn Allen (The Devil’s Rejects, Vice Academy), Cynthia Rothrock (China O’Brien, Martial Law) and Voyag3r to compose an original score.

Vinegar Syndrome Pictures is extremely proud to present this truly one of kind film experience. Restored in 4K from the original camera elements, New York Ninja is finally available in all of its ridiculous over-the-top glory for the first time ever after spending nearly four decades in film obscurity.

Soundtrack Streaming Platform Links:
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Apple Music
YouTube Music
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V3 Cast episode #3 just uploaded! – Talking about The Book of Boba Fett and more!

v3-cast-voyag3rV3 Cast, episode #3, Voyag3r talk about the upcoming Disney+ series, Star Wars – The Book of Boba Fett, as well as The Mandelorian (season 3). From the excitement to see how Boba Fett escaped the Sacrlacc Pit, to what is in store for the iconic character, The Book of Boba Fett looks to continue the awesome Star Wars content playing on Disney+.

The guys go through their top 3 albums from the 1990’s and reveal their top pick album from 2021.

As always, they share what they are drinking.

Tune in to the video podcast via YouTube or the audio podcast everywhere you get podcasts. Ge all V3 Cast information on our V3 Cast page.

New York Ninja Movie Times

new-york-ninja-one-sheetWe will post every date and New York Ninja movie time that we know about. Please double check with each venue/theater to make sure all the movie time info is accurate and up to date.

A FILM BY: JOHN LIU, KURTIS SPIELER
STARRING: JOHN LIU, MICHAEL BERRYMAN, DARIUS CHURCHMAN

John is just an average man working as a sound technician for a New York City news station, until one day his pregnant wife is brutally murdered after witnessing the kidnapping of a young woman in broad daylight. Turning to the police for help, John soon learns that the city is overrun with crime and the police are too busy to help. Dressing as a white ninja, John takes to the streets as a sword wielding vigilante hell bent on cleaning up the streets of the city he once loved by ridding it of muggers, pickpockets, rapists, and gang members. However, in John’s quest for justice, he soon finds himself the target of every criminal in the city, including a mysterious villain known only as the Plutonium Killer. Will John survive to become the hero that New York City so desperately needs?

Originally directed by and starring martial arts actor John Liu (The Secret Rivals, Invincible Armor) in his only American production, New York Ninja was filmed entirely on 35mm in 1984, but the project was abandoned during production resulting in all original sound materials, scripts, and treatments going missing. 35 years later, Vinegar Syndrome acquired the original unedited camera negative and painstakingly constructed and completed the film. Enlisting the voice talents of genre favorites: Don “The Dragon” Wilson (Bloodfist, Whatever it Takes), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Nightmare Sisters), Michael Berryman (The Hills have Eyes, Auntie Lee’s Meat Pies), Vince Murdocco (Night Hunter, LA Wars), Matt Mitler (The Mutilator, Battle for the Lost Planet), Leon Isaac Kennedy (Lone Wolf McQuade, Penitentiary), Ginger Lynn Allen (The Devil’s Rejects, Vice Academy), and Cynthia Rothrock (China O’Brien, Martial Law) and an original score by Voyag3r, Vinegar Syndrome is extremely proud to present this truly one of kind film experience. Restored in 4K from the original camera elements, New York Ninja is finally available in all of its ridiculous over-the-top glory for the first time ever after spending nearly four decades in film obscurity.

New York Ninja Movie Times:

Monday, January 17 – NYN at 7:30pmBuy Tickets
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(in 35mm) w/ Miami Connection
The New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Thursday, January 20, 2022 • 8pm
The Bristol Improv Theatre (Bristol)
50 St Paul’s Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP, United Kingdom
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Friday, January 21 • 8:30pm
Boedecker Theater
2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
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Friday, January 28 • 11:59pm – Buy Tickets
Saturday, January 29 • 11:59pm – Buy Tickets
Sunday, January 30 • 7pm – Buy Tickets
(in 35mm)
Music Box Theater
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Wednesday, February 2 – 7:30pm
The Apohadion Theater
9900 Shelard Parkway, Plymouth, MN 55441
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Friday, February 4 – 10pm – Buy Tickets
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Sunday, February 6 – 8pm –
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Tuesday, February 8 – 9pm –
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Thursday, February 10 – 9:30pm –
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The Frida Cinema
305 E. 4th Street STE 100, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Thursday, February 10 – 9:30pm – Buy Tickets
Friday, February 11 – 9:30pm –
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Saturday, February 12 – 3pm –
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(in 35mm)
The Roxy Cinema
Cellar level of The Roxy Hotel, 2 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013

Friday, February 11 – 10pm
Indiana University Cinema
1213 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
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Thursday, February 17 – 9pm – Buy Tickets
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, February 19 – 10:30pmBuy Tickets
Wednesday, February 23 – 9:15pm – Buy Tickets
The Rio Theater
1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5N 1W1

Friday, February 18 – 7pm
Globe Cinema
617 – 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1H1
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Friday, February 18 – 7pm
Blue Starlite Drive-in
2015 E M. Franklin Ave, Austin, TX
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Friday, February 18 – 4pm – 7pm
Saturday, February 19 – 4pm
Sunday, February 20 – 4pm – 7pm
Tuesday, February 22 – 4pm – 7pm
Wednesday, February 23 – 4pm – 7pm
Howell Theater
315 East Grand River Ave, Howell, Michigan 48843

Friday, February 18 – 7pm
Saturday, February 19 – 9:30pm
Sunday, February 20 – 7pm

Apollo Cinema
141 Ontario St N, Kitchener, ON N2H 4Y5
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Friday, February 18 – 9:45pm
Monday, February 21 – 9:45pm
Tuesday, February 22 – 9pm

Mayfield Theatre
1074 Bank St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Friday, February 18 – Midnight
Sunday, February 20 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 23 – 10pm
Saturday, February 26 – Midnight
Spectacle Theatre
124 S 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
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Wednesday, February 23 – 10pm
The Chauncey
404 E College St, Iowa City, IA 52240
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Wednesday, February 23 – 9pm
Cineteca Madrid (11th Annual CutreCon Festival)
Pl. de Legazpi, 8, 28045 Madrid, Spain
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Friday, February 25 – 10pm – Buy Tickets
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Saturday, February 26 – 5pm – Buy Tickets
Saturday, February 26 – 8pm – Buy Tickets
Sunday, February 27 – 2pm – Buy Tickets
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Sunday, February 27 – 8pm – Buy Tickets
(in 35mm)
Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144

Friday, February 25 – 8pm – Buy Tickets
Saturday, February 26 –
9pm – Buy Tickets
Sunday, February 27 – 5pm – Buy Tickets
The Majestic Tempe
1140 E Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283

Thursday, March 10 • 7:30pm
(in 35mm)
Grand Illusion Cinema
1403 NE 50th St, Seattle, WA 98105
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Tuesday, March 8 • 7pm
Tuesday, March 15 • 9:30pm
Tuesday, March 22 • 7pm
Tuesday, March 29 • 9:30pm

Winnipeg Cinematheque
100 Arthur St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3
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Saturday, March 12 • 7pm
Toronto Premiere!!!
Revue Cinema
400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M6R 2M9
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Saturday, March 19 • 8pm
WHS Theater Union (Software)
Siltavuorenranta 18 00170 Helsinki, Finland
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Saturday, March 19 • 10pm
Alamo Drafthouse – La Vista
12750 Westport Parkway, La Vista, NE 68138
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Wednesday, March 23 • 8pm
Alamo Drafthouse – One Loudoun
20575 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, Virginia 20147
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Wednesday, March 23 • 7:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse – DC Bryant Street
630 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
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Thursday, March 24 • 7pm
Saturday, March 26 • 9:50pm
Suns Cinema
3107 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010
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Friday, March 25 • 7pm
Saturday, March 26 • 7pm & 9:30pm
Sunday, March 27 • 1pm
(in 35mm)
Denver Film
Sie FilmCenter – H2 – Maglione
1510 York St. Denver, CO 80206
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Saturday, April 2 • 9pm – Buy Tickets
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The Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208

Friday, April 8 • 9:30pm
Metro Cinema
8712 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 1E9
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Saturday, April 9 • 7pm
Row House Cinema
4112 Eden Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
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Friday, April 22 • 5pm – Buy Tickets
Thursday, April 28 • 9:15pm – Buy Tickets
The Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema
Cine Lorca – Room 1
Ave. Corrientes 1428

Wednesday, April 27 • 6pm
Skyline Drive-In
1 Oak St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York
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Friday, May 6 • 3:45pm | 10:15pm
Saturday, May 7 • 10:15pm
Sunday, May 8 • 4:30pm | 10:15pm
Monday, May 9 • 4:30pm | 10:15pm
Tuesday, May 10 • 4:30pm | 10:15pm
Wednesday, May 11 • 4:30pm | 10:15pm
Thursday, May 12 • 4:30pm | 10:15pm
The Loft Cinema
3233 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85716
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Friday, June 3 • 7pm
(Live Q&A w/ Kurtis Spieler after film)
The Apohadion Theater
107 Hanover St, Portland, ME 04101
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Saturday, June 4 • 9:30pm – Buy Tickets
Sunday, June 5 • 8:30pm –
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The Cleveland Institute of Art: Cinematheque
11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106

Friday, June 5 • 8:30pm | 10pm
Ritz Cinemas – FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA
45 St Pauls Street, Randwick NSW 2031
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Wednesday, June 29 • 7pm
Esquire 6 Theater
320 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220
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