Newly preserved by American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) and Something Weird – from the only 16mm print in existence – Ed Wood’s final lost film Take It Out in Trade comes to The Frida on November 16th & 17th!
There will never be another exploitation film hero quite like Ed Wood, the director of notorious 1959 B-movie Plan 9 From Outer Space and the subject of Tim Burton’s Oscar-winning 1994 biopic. Famous as much for his own personal eccentricities as he is for his less-than-critically-acclaimed movies, Wood closed out his storied roster of feature films with titles such as Bride of the Monster, Night of the Ghouls, and Jail Bait with 1970’s Take It Out in Trade, a film considered forever lost until 2014, when a full 80 minute print was unearthed and exhibited at Anthology Film Archives in New York City. Now – almost 50 years since it was last seen by the public – this surreal, sexy detective comedy will return to the big screen thanks to what is already being considered as one of the most significant genre film events of the 21st century, the film’s discovery and preservation by AGFA and Something Weird!
With delirious narration by Wood himself, positive depictions of LGBTQ relationships, and a miraculous role by Wood in drag as “Alecia,” Take It Out In Trade is the joyous swan song from one of the most seminal exploitation filmmakers of all time.
Friday, November 16 – 10pm
Saturday, November 17 – 11pm