“Half-Cocked” may be the best teen movie ever made. And now, 13 years after it was released, people can finally see it.
The film follows a gang of kids who steal a van stocked with musical equipment and make believe they’re a band. Starring Tara Jane O’Neil, formerly of Rodan, and Ian Svenonius, once named Sassy magazine’s “Sassiest Boy in America,” the film has become a cult classic. It’s being screened — along with its companion piece “Radiation” (pictured) — this week to promote a double-feature DVD commercial release.
“There were only 500 copies of [“Half-Cocked”] ever, and those were on VHS,” co-writer and director Michael Galinsky told GO Brooklyn. “We saw that copies were selling online for $200 and that’s when we sat down to do this.”
Packed with screeching sounds, the black-and-white world of “Half-Cocked” is a snapshot of what was happening over a decade ago, a scene that Galinsky said “doesn’t exist anymore.”
Let’s hope today’s rockers take notes.
“Half-Cocked” and “Radiation” will be shown at Rope (415 Myrtle Ave. at Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill) at 3 pm on Feb. 11, and at Vox Pop (1022 Cortelyou Rd. at Coney Island Avenue in Flatbush) at 7 pm on Feb 12. For information visit www.rumur.com.
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