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September 15th, 2010 12:00 am MICHAEL MANNHEIMER | Brew Views

Sweep The Leg


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Joel Silberg’s Breakin’ has a plot—something about a struggling young jazz dancer trying to find her place in the lonely world—but the 1984 masterpiece actually uses breakdancing to present a story of racial tension and economic disparity in inner-city Los Angeles. Oh hell, who am I kidding? You want to watch this movie for the ridiculous costumes (dog collars! shark-tooth earrings! pink everything!), the epic montage and the scene where Turbo dances with a broom outside a convenience store. It’s wack cinema at its finest. Mission. 11 pm Thursday, Sept. 16. Free.

  • Best paired with: McMenamins Ruby.

  • Also showing: Piranha 3-D (Academy, in 2-D), Black Dynamite (Laurelhurst).
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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