CRAAAZY MAMAS!

The Heights Theater unveils a festival of the most driven, passionate, and sometimes psychotic movie mothers of all time, women who can only be described as CRAAAZY MAMAS! From Divine to Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury's Manchurian Momma to Norman's tormentor, these CRAAAZY MAMAS will thrill you, chill you, and might even bring a tear to your eye now and again.

"CARRIE"

June 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

"If you've got a taste for terror... take Carrie to the prom!" While Sissy Spacek's very troubled and telekinetically deadly teenage girl was the star of the show, Piper Laurie's over-the-top Margaret White steals the show. Laurie, who thought the role was supposed to be comedic, was encouraged by De Palma to go for broke, bringing a mounting hysteria that never lets up until the very end.

DCP courtesy Park Circus.


"IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD"

June 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

One of the most epic and most beloved comedies of all time, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World hasn't been seen in the Twin Cities in years, and now arrives in all its insane glory! A star studded cast of Hollywood's greatest comedians is involved in wild race to find stolen loot. At the center of this zaniness is Ethel Merman's Mrs. Marcus, henpecking not only her droopy son in law J. Russell Finch (Milton Berle), but anyone she comes in contact with! Don't miss this rare screening!

DCP courtesy Park Circus.


"POLYESTER" IN ODORAMA!!

June 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

35MM PRESENTATION

"I'll be blunt with you Cuddles: I think my marriage is on the rocks!" Divine gives a tour de force performance as poor suburban housewife Francine Fishpaw whose life is slowly falling apart. Her porno-theater-owning husband is having an affair, her son's huffing household chemicals, her daughter's sleeping around, and the other housewives spit on her! Exploding off the screen in Waters' patented grainy grindhouse style, alarming, offensive, hilarious, and even dare-we-say affectionate, Polyester's Divine is the Queen of the Craaazy Mamas! Don't miss this rare 35mm screening in ODORAMA!!!

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


"THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE"

June 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Raymond Shaw is a decorated soldier back from Korea. Frank Sinatra was his commanding officer. Senator Iselin is Shaw's stepfather, a hapless fool pushed toward the White House by Mrs. Shaw, Raymond's chilling and definitely CRAAAZY MAMA, a woman so right-wing that she comes all the way around to Communist Russia.

DCP courtesy Park Circus.


"PSYCHO"

June 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

35MM PRESENTATION

Is there any more iconic CRAAAZY MAMA than the ghost tormenting poor Norman Bates? Though never appearing in the film, "Mother" is eternally present in the eyes and simpering mannerisms of poor Norman, and she wreaks havoc on unsuspecting women from the grave! The perfect film to close our series, DON'T MISS THIS RARE 35MM SCREENING!

35mm print courtesy Universal.