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Twisted Flicks creates unique cinema with a twist
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Twisted Flicks creates unique cinema with a twist

by James Whitely - SGN Contributing Writer

There is nothing quite like Twisted Flicks, the improvised movie night put on by the local improvisational acting nonprofit, Wing-It Productions. On the last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of every month, the crew of Twisted Flicks shows a classic and often cheesy sci-fi movie without its original soundtrack. All of the dialog, music, and sound effects are improvised live by a team of improvisers, based on suggestions from the audience.

So, how does something like this work?

Before the show, the improvisers move through the audience asking questions and taking suggestions. The director then introduces himself while the actors discuss how they will take the suggestions of the audience and integrate them into their characters. The team then introduces their characters and how they will utilize the chosen suggestions. Often the most unique suggestions are chosen.

The audience is then asked to make up the first, middle, and last line of the movie and the flick begins. The music soundtrack is also improvised live by the talented Rob Scherzer.

The director, Mike Christensen, has been twisting flicks since the movie night's conception 11 years ago. He's directed the project the entire time. Christensen speculates that Twisted Flicks has twisted nearly 100 different films since the beginning,

Such classics as: Attack of the Puppet People, The Brain from Planet Arous, War of the Worlds, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Bruce Li. Vs. Ninja, Revenge of the Creature, The Deadly Mantis, and The Alligator People have all been twisted by the talented crew of entertainers. Even James Bond has made an appearance in Twisted Flicks in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

The movies that Twisted Flicks does are, according to Christensen, about 90% sci-fi. "We look for movies with a fairly ridiculous premise, ones that take themselves very seriously and have a variety of characters, which we can have a lot of fun with," Christensen said.

But some movies, however ridiculous are just too bad technically for Twisted Flicks to do.

Christensen is happy to take movie suggestions for future flicks as well. "We're looking for a good western, war movies, spy thrillers, or Seattle movies," he said.

It's always a surprise at Twisted Flicks. This month's flick is It! The Terror From Beyond Space, an old black-and-white B movie playing September 24, 25, and 26. According to Christensen, "It's the 1958 inspiration for Ridley Scott's Alien."

Twisted Flicks is put on at Seattle's Historic University Theater at 5510 University Way NE. Popcorn, snacks, beer, and cocktails are always available. The doors open at 7:30 and the show begins at 8:00. Admission is $10 with $1 off if you bring a can or box of food to be donated to Northwest Harvest. For more information, visit twistedflicks.com.

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