100: The Pyx (1973) with Jimmy Weaver
It's our 100th episode!!! To celebrate, we invited film distributor and all around stand up guy Jimmy Weaver to wrack his encyclopedic brain and bring us something really special. We weren't disappointed! 1973's The Pyx is a delightful little Canadian oddity. The first bilingual genre film in Canada, this mis-marketed exploitation movie was briefly called The Hooker Cult Murders, before we're sure the complaints from angry teenagers rolled in.
Strangely classy, dark and brooding, with an innovative time jumping plot, you won't want to miss darkly troubled Christopher Plummer, Karen Black KILLING IT, and some really great religious cult imagery.
What's a Pyx? You're going to have to watch to find out. Which you can do on Youtube.
This week's end credit music is Karen Black and Harry Freedman performing the Song of Solomon from the Pyx Soundtrack.
On this week's show
Jimmy Weaver is film professional and writer living in Toronto. Originally from Cleveland (a place he will wax poetic about for hour if you get him started). For the past five years he has worked in film distribution and marketing. His writing has appeared in CineAction, The Grid Magazine, The Toronto Star, Performance Review, Studies in European Cinema and The Seventh Art. You can find him on Instagram @stressicafletcher.