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Free Outdoor Screening in the BAM/PFA Sculpture Garden

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
8:30 p.m. Shack Out on 101
Ed Dein (U.S., 1955)

Who would have thought a burger joint could be a command center for commie spies? (I’ll have that medium rare with a side of microfilm.) But then again, this deliriously trashy espionage flick is all Cold War and hot stoves. Lee Marvin plays Slob, a short-order cook who can’t. Keenan Wynn plays George, owner of the seaside beanery and handy with a harpoon. Just down the beach is a missile site, so sooner or later top-secret scientists blow in looking for their fix of trans-fat. This by-the-pants paranoid pic generates enough laughable lunacy to make your patty melt.

Plus Surprise Short!

—Steve Seid

• Written by Edward and Mildred Dein. Photographed by Floyd Crosby. With Lee Marvin, Terry Moore, Frank Lovejoy, Keenan Wynn. (80 mins, B&W, 16mm, BAM/PFA Collection)