You might not ever make it to Austin, Texas, for SXSW, but one of the city’s institutions, Alamo Drafthouse, has been re-releasing long-lost movies that make for perfect late-night fare. The recently unearthed Ms. 45 is the Abel Ferrara-helmed revenge flick that will light up the screen at FilmBar Thursday, January 2.
Ferrara is best known as the director of 1990’s King of New York, starring Christopher Walken as drug kingpin Frank White, and 1992’s Bad Lieutenant with Harvey Keitel as an out-of-control cop. In Ms. 45, Zoe Lund plays Thana, a mute seamstress, who’s been assaulted multiple times. Taking the .45 caliber pistol of a burglar that she’s bludgeoned in self-defense, she hits the street to dole out justice to anyone that harasses her. Inspired by movies like Death Wish, the 1981 film ups the thrills by putting vengeance in the hands of a former victim.
Ms. 45 is being screened at 10 p.m. at 815 North Second Street. Tickets are $9. For more information, visit www.thefilmbarphx.com.