Nuke ‘Em High Day
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017
With its bustling yet glamor-free world headquarters housed barely a mile from the Museum in a nondescript warehouse section of Long Island City, the exuberant low-budget movie studio Troma Entertainment, founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz in 1974, is one of the longest-running independent film studios in the world. Troma has developed a worldwide cult following for its raucous blend of horror and comedy in films including The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo and Juliet, and Cannibal! The Musical. Troma also helped launch the careers of such talented filmmakers as James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), Matt Stone and Trey Parker (South Park), and Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction).
Troma’s Nuke ‘Em High series, launched in 1986, is one of their longest-running series. The Museum is pleased to present “Nuke ‘Em High Day” on July 15. This celebration of Troma movies and Lloyd Kaufman’s 50th Anniversary of feature-length filmmakingwill include special screenings of Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Return to Nuke ‘Em High, and finally the World Premiere of Kaufman’s latest and greatest film, Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High, a.k.a. Volume 2. Mr. Kaufman, the cast and crew of Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol.1 & Vol.2, and the Troma team will be attending all screenings.
Presented in cooperation with Troma Entertainment