Friday, January 3, 2014
"Return to Nuke 'Em High: Vol 1" To Screen at New York's Prestigious Museum of Modern Art
Troma Entertainment will take over New York’s prestigious Museum of Modern Art for a special “Troma at MoMA” evening on Thursday, January 9th when RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH, VOL.1, the film that marks the return of Lloyd Kaufman to the director’s chair and kicks off Troma Entertainment’s 40th Anniversary celebration, will have a special screening as part of MoMA’s 2013 “The Contenders” film series. After the screening, writer/producer/director and Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman will participate in a Q&A.
The MoMA event will preview the film’s New York exclusive theatrical engagement beginning Friday, January 10th at the Village East Cinemas.
Now in its sixth year, “The Contenders” series represents the best of mainstream movies, independents, foreign-language films, documentaries, and art-house sensations selected from major studio releases and top film festivals by curators in MoMA’s Department of Film.
RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH, VOL. 1has been selected for this year’s series, which also includes such critical darlings as Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave; David Lynch’s Duran Duran: Unstaged, J.C. Chandor’s All Is Lost and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.
RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH, VOL. 1 is Lloyd Kaufman’s latest Tromasterpiece. A hilarious, thoughtful sci-fi event film with themes ripped straight from today's headlines: the contamination and degradation of the world's food supply, rampant bullying and LGBTQ love triumphing over prejudice and violence. The film -- a revisiting of Troma's 1986 Class of Nuke 'Em High -- is in the same vein as other classics such as Class of 1984, Rock 'n' Roll High School and Carrie, but it's seen through the unique vision of Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team.
Welcome to Tromaville High School, where, unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a vicious gang of Cretins. Chrissy and Lauren, two innocent lesbian lovers, must fight not only the Cretins, mutants and monsters, but also the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs conglomerate. Can they and Kevin the Wonder Duck save Tromaville High School and the world?
Come celebrate Troma’s 40 years of creating some of the most revered – and reviled – films of all time!