The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films
Film runs Thursday, January 29, 2015 - Friday, January 30, 2015
Purveyors of 1980s Hollywood B-movies, Israeli cousins Menachem Golan and Yoram Globus took over a failing Cannon Films studio in 1979 and forged a new business model by producing films with groundbreakingly shlocky scripts. They became known mostly for action-thrillers like Death Wish 2 and Exterminator 2, but the group’s output was far more diverse, including collaborations with auteur filmmakers like Andrei Konchalovsky and Jean-Luc Godard. The Go-Go Boys pays tribute to a special time in moviemaking and features a range of interviews with Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and other B-movie talent, as well as the Israeli duo themselves.