BAM brings in the ‘Grass and Ass’ with Cheech, Chong and Porky’s

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Nobody does lowbrow better than the highbrow folks at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Next week, as part of the suitably named “Grass and Ass” series, BAM will be screening “Cheech and Chong’s Nice Dreams” and “Porky’s.”

The highbrow part? The films are presented in new, 35-milimeter prints.

“We do like to mix the high and low in our programming,” said Jake Perlin, assistant curator of BAM’s cinema series. “This is not the first time we have shown films that are decidedly non-award-winning, and it won’t be the last.”

For now, on Feb. 15, you can enjoy “Nice Dreams” — the “grass” portion of the equation, thanks to copious amounts of ganga — as a pre-Pee-Wee Paul Reubens, a young Sandra Bernhard and even Timothy Leary join that famous stoner duo, who are selling highly potent marijuana from an ice cream truck in this weed-fueled adventure.

The next night, “Porky’s” — the teen raunch comedy that’s spawned countless imitators — brings the “ass,” as the horny players of Angel Beach High’s varsity basketball team enact revenge on the owner of local nudie bar for throwing them out. Don’t miss Kim Cattrall in a sexed-up role that rivals anything she’s done on “Sex and the City.”

“Grass and Ass” at BAM [30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4100], with “Cheech and Chong’s Nice Dreams” screening on Feb. 15 at 6:50 and 9:15 pm and “Porky’s” on Feb. 16 at 6:50 and 9:15 pm. Tickets $12 ($7 for members). For info, visit

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Cheech from East LA says:
Mexican Americans don't like to just get into gang fights,
they like flowers and music and white girls named Debbie too.

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but they have to so they do it real slow.

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and they take spanish and get a B.

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Mexican Americans don't like to go to the movies where the
dude has to wear contact lenses to make his blue eyes brown
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Feb. 8, 2011, 11:44 pm

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