Director’s Cut of cult horror classic Mother’s Day free screening theatrically this week

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Mother's Day movie posterTroma Head Honcho and Toxic Avenger Creator Lloyd Kaufman will be presenting the rare Director’s Cut of Charles Kaufman’s cult horror classic Mother’s Day this Wednesday, June 22nd, at the Rerun Theater in Brooklyn, New York. Mother’s Day is Hostel director Eli Roth’s “favorite horror film of all time.”

Out of print and unavailable for years, Mother’s Day is being re-released this fall in a special new Blu-Ray edition, complete with additional footage and commentary tracks by the cast, as well as writer-director Charles Kaufman. Now, the Rerun Theater is previewing this new HD edition, and Lloyd Kaufman will be there in person to introduce the film and do a Q&A afterwards. The Rerun Theater is located at 147 Front Street, in Brooklyn. Doors open at 6pm, the screening begins at 7pm, and tickets are absolutely free.

Three women who were friends in college get together for a ten year reunion and decide to go camping in the woods. Unknown to them, two boys and thier mother who happen to live in those very same woods, like to abduct people and torture them. Mother’s Day stars Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Tiana Pierce, Frederick Coffin, Michael McCleery, Beatrice Pons, Robert Collins, Peter Fox, Marsella Davidson, Kevin Lowe, Scott Lucas, Ed Battle, Robert Carnegie and Silas Davis.

Established in 1974 by Yale friends Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, Troma Entertainment is one of the longest running independent movie studios in United States history and one of the best-known names in the industry. World famous for movie classics like Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Class of Nuke’em High, Mother’s Day and Tromeo and Juliet, Troma’s seminal films are now being remade as big budget mainstream productions by the likes of Brett Ratner, Richard Saperstein, Akiva Goldsman and Steven Pink. Among today’s stars whose early work can be found in Troma’s more than 800 film library are Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jenna Fischer, Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Costner, Fergie and Vincent D’Onofrio.