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Deptford Cinema presents: Sick Monday STREET TRASH & ARTISTS' SHORTS

  • Deptford Cinema 39 Deptford Broadway London, England, SE8 4PQ United Kingdom (map)
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£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors: 7.00pm
Films: 7.30pm


Six short video works, followed by a screening of James M Muro’s melt movie classic, Street Trash

Wen Kroy (3:22) – Antoine Catala

The Boycot (5:50) – Sophie Carapetian

 Meltdown Economics (4:08) – Dean Kenning

 To Do Joy Complete (4:05) – Beagles & Ramsay

 Black Friday (3:20) – Lee Holden & Josephine Wood

 Sofa (3.49) – John Russell


“Street Trash (1987) is one of the nastiest films you’re ever likely to see. It’s also one of the funniest. It rightfully claims the title of best ‘melt movie’ ever, and revels in the ‘video nasty’ exploitation genre. But it is not so much the melts themselves that make the film nasty – the extravagantly gruesome liquefying bodies of those unfortunate street drinkers who partake of the toxic Tennafly Viper (unearthed from the cellar of Ed’s liquor store). Rather what sticks with you is the grim portrayal of a brutal and abject world of homelessness and addiction, an everyday reality dominated by violence, sadism and opportunistic gratification. It is an unforgettable image of civil breakdown in a decade characterised by greed and trickle down economics. What the 22-year old director James M Muro and script writer Roy Frumkes achieve in this classic work of comedy horror, is a great political satire of the most unsentimental and exuberant kind.” - Dean Kenning, 2018. 

Dir. James Michael Muro

103min

Rating 18+

Sick Monday is a celebration of the ‘video nasty’ horror genre, its influence on contemporary video artists, & its overlooked critical capacity to express social truths in an exuberant style.

Sick Monday is curated by Dean Kenning, Liam Scully and Vanessa Scully. It is supported by Arts Council England.