How much can you take? Bad movies, all night long …

Sat. Feb. 17

We’re pretty certain there are more than a few Ph.D dissertations on schlock and why we (sometimes) love it. Schlock music, schlock novels, schlock music. Stuff that’s so bad it’s good. There are probably lengthy discussions as to whether the creators of certain schlock knew they were creating schlock or whether they thought they were making art. We’ll just dangle those thoughts and tell you the Brattle Theatre is staging their first-ever "Schlock-Around-the-Clock" movie marathon, starting Saturday Feb. 17 at 9:30 p.m. This endurance test dips back 70 years to "The Terror of Tiny Town," with midget cowboys and goes through  1990’s "Troll 2," which is actually not a sequel and called by Brattle programmer Ned Hinkle "the ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies." There are nine movies in all – this wraps up around 12:30 on Sunday, and you’ll see tramps, monsters, sex-crazed teenagers and, of course, a deranged Shelly Winters. It costs $20 and the Brattle promises free snacks and trivia contests. Bring your own ephedrine, Coca-Cola, Starbucks-loaded jug or whatever gets you through the night.
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-876-2021 brattlefilm.org

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