Outdoor Summer Film Festival! Videotheque & Hotbox Vintage of South Pasadena hosts “On the Edge” | South Pasadenan

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South Pasadena video store and record store, Hotbox Vintage video store and clothing store are teaming up to screen 4 offbeat movies in August and September.

The series starts Saturday August 6 with the 1979 black-and-white British road movie “Radio On” (whose soundtrack includes David Bowie, Kraftwerk and Devo, and features Sting in a leading role).

The program continues 20 August with “Times Square” (1980), a gritty story of two teenage girls who bond over their love of punk rock music and the hard knocks of life in New York (with “Rocky Horror”‘s Tim Curry as the nightly DJ) .

‘The Fan’ (1982), a German horror film that follows a pop music fan’s obsession with her favorite star, is screened September 3.

The series ends September 20 With “Rubin & Ed,” an unusual comedy that’s become a cult hit since its 1991 release, about two eccentrics (played by Crispin Glover and Howard Hesseman) travel the Utah backcountry in search of the perfect burial place for the Rubin’s eponymous cat. The film also stars Karen Black (“Five Easy Pieces”), both salty & funny in a supporting role.

The September 3 film will be preceded by a collectors’ “VHS Swap” pop-up from 4-7 p.m. in the Hotbox parking lot. Nostalgic moviegoers can browse and buy rare VHS tapes, or bring some to trade. It is a free event.

All films are screened in HD in the Hotbox parking lot at 1127 Mission St, South Pasadena. Doors are at 8 p.m., movies start around 8:30 p.m. Admission is $12, can be purchased from the Hot Box website (hotboxvintage.com)or at the door.

Guests are welcome to bring their own folding chairs. Fresh popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Video libraryLA County’s independent film stop since 2003, is located at 1020 Mission St, South Pasadena (vidtheque.com or @videotheque on Instagram)

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