It is surely no understatement that the exploitation genre is overlooked when it comes to film history. Grindhouse cinema became synonymous with films shown in the notorious theatres on 42nd street in New York, and saw a huge revival after a certain Tarantino/Rodriguez collaboration in 2007. Now, digging for the foundations of the phenomenon, American Grindhouse director, Elijah Drenner, sketches a genre history dating back to the time of Edison's first explorations of new media. Simply by playing to the audience's taste – an interest in risqué and taboos – the ground for the Grindhouse was laid. Moving onwards in this parallel history of American film, finding the core of the exploitation movies seems hard, as the joy of pure sensation and the introduction of explicit gore merge with the socio-political movements seen in the rise of counter cultures, i.e. the 50’s biker movies and the 70’s blaxploitation boom. In interviews with some of the genre's greatest names, Drenner poses the question whether its sole purpose is to entertain or to provoke – or whether it always has been a little bit of both.

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Title
American Grindhouse
Director
Elijah Drenner
Country
USA
Length
80 min
Festival
2010
Section
Twilight Zone
Language
English
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2010
Original title
American Grindhouse
Producer
Elijah Drenner
Script
Eijah Drenner, Calum Waddell
Music
Jason Brandt

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