KID POWER! book launch featuring HAWK JONES
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Doors 7:00, Movie at 7:30
$10, no refunds or exchanges
PhilaMOCA, Reelblack, and Spectacular Optical present a special screening of the 1986 all-children action classic HAWK JONES in celebration of the release of SPECTACULAR OPTICAL BOOK ONE: KID POWER! Co-editor Kier-La Janisse in attendance!
"The movie with the kids in it!" screams the VHS cover of cop action movie HAWK JONES. Conceived as DIRTY HARRY for the milk and cookies crowd, siblings Richard and Tor created HAWK JONES in 1986 to put a cast of amateur child actors through the much-loved cliches of the 1980s buddy-cop drama. The low-budget classic stars six-year-old Valiant Duhart as the titular tough-as-nails police detective who has to track down local gangster Antonio Coppola and his gang of punks while dealing with his new partner, female rookie cop McAllister. Like the greatest backyard game of cops and robbers ever attempted, Hawk catches hell from his boss, gets involved in car chases and blows away bad guys with a plastic toy arsenal, all the while exuding a charming childhood innocence that made fans of legions of kids that grew up watching his antics on VHS. You've seen BUGSY MALONE, but you can't miss HAWK JONES, which is chock full of the kinds of badass kids spotlighted in Spectacular Optical's new KID POWER anthology. (Paul Corupe)
Co-editor Kier-La Janisse will be in attendance to introduce the film. Copies of KID POWER! will be available for purchase.
PhilaMOCA / 531 N. 12th Street / Philadelphia, PA 19123
531 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123