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Alex Cox’s ‘Repo Chick’ Repossessing Theatres in January

Alex Cox’s Repo Chick won’t be sent to the dumps. The Venice preemed, sequel to Cox’s Repo Man is set to get a quick release via Industrial Entertainment in New York City’s IFC Center on January 14th and the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles on January 21st.

Alex Cox’s Repo Chick won’t be sent to the dumps. The Venice preemed, sequel to Cox’s Repo Man is set to get a quick release via Industrial Entertainment in New York City’s IFC Center on January 14th and the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles on January 21st.

Gist: A follow-up to the 1984 film Repo Man, this will unfold against the backdrop of the credit crunch and the subprime mortgage crisis in the US, where repossessions of homes, cars and other forms of property is at a new high. Spoiled rich girl Pixxi De La Chasse has been disinherited due to her irresponsible life. When her car is repossessed, Pixxi becomes the best repo chick around with the help of her entourage; punk grrrl confidante, model; looks bodyguard and flaming stylist. Clueless Pixxi ends up on a wacky train ride which is actually a plot by a terrorist organization. If their demands for the criminalization of golf are not met, the train (whose caboose is carrying long; missing growler bombs from the Soviet era!) is headed for downtown Los Angeles. It’s up to Pixxi De La Chasse to save LA!

Worth Mentioning: The film’s lead got her start in Cox’s 2007 film, Searchers 2.0.

Do We Care?: Variety calls it “a wacky blend of leftist, anti-establishment politics, eye-searing colors, outre costumes and manic overacting, “Repo Chick” could be likened to what you would get if Michael Moore directed an episode of Nick Jr.kiddie series “Lazy Town.” In other words, it’s fun but all over the map, an oddity that will prove an acquired taste for some, but way too annoying for others.” We’re annoyed by the nails on chalkboard trailer.

 

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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