King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen

Featuring a veritable Who’s Who of filmmakers, from Mick Garris to Martin Scorsese, this documentary pays affectionate tribute to the director of such exploitation classics as It’s Alive and Q-The Winged Serpent.

Strap yourself in for King Cohen, the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around film maverick Larry Cohen (It’s Alive, Maniac Cop, The Stuff). Labelled “the John Cassavetes of exploitation”, Cohen’s story is told through interviews with and film clips of the people who helped fulfil his vision, including industry icons Joe Dante, John Landis, Martin Scorsese, Fred Williamson, J.J Abrahms and more. It’s a raucous celebration of a remarkable and prolific filmmaker who has spent more than half a century entertaining and shocking audiences without the slightest hint of compromise, in a documentary that brings one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American auteur.

Watch MANIAC COP after KING COHEN at 11pm!
Screenings: Calgary Underground Film Festival 2017, Fantastic Fest 2017, Fantastia 2017, Cinepocalypse 2017
Dir. Steven Mitchell / USA / Documentary / 2017 / 110mins / NSW Premiere

“It’s really fantastic stuff, and at the centre of it all is the irascible Larry Cohen himself, a dyed-in-the-wool cinema rebel who deserves a far more elevated place in the genre pantheon than the one he currently occupies. Hopefully King Cohen goes a long way towards making that happen.”

Travis Johnson

“Cohen’s enjoyed a wild ride in Hollywood for over six decades now, and King Cohen is a perfect celebration of his unwavering dedication to the creative spirit and to delivering movies that he believes fans want to see.”

Heather Wixon
Daily Dead
09:00 PM
Saturday 15th September