Friday, July 7
Series: FRIDAY NIGHT FREAKOUTS
Finally the film that answered the question: What happens when the disco glam of the 70s comes crashing into the new wave corporate cheese of the 1980’s – and they make a musical about it!?
In 1980, Golam-Globus cofounder Menahem Golan gave the world The Apple – and no one saw it. Then, over twenty years later, art house programmers of the world discovered this strange blend of 1984 and Xanadu, and brought it back to cinemas as midnight programming, unleashing a new so-bad-it’s-good phenomenon that almost seems to dare to be experienced.
The plot, as it were, concerns sweet naive couple Alphie (George Gilmour) and Bibi (Catherine Mary Stewart), a couple of singers with big musical dreams who leave Canada to compete in the Worldvision Song Festival. Though the festival’s crooked organizer, Mr. Boogalow (Vladek Sheybal), rigs the contest for others to win, he shows an interest in Alphie and Bibi, offering to sign them. But then Bibi is taken in by the evil, wild world of rock ‘n’ roll, and Alphie is determined to save her — even though Boogalow claims not only to own her body, but also… her very soul…
A kaleidoscope of glitter and flesh from some strange hungover hell, The Apple is that rarest of cult classics that you just have to experience with an audience, if only to be able to turn around once in a while and ensure yourself, no, you haven’t gone completely insane…