Butt-Numb-a-Thon 2016

Butt-Numb-a-Thon 2016

BNAT 2016 attendees make a pledge to not divulge details about A Cure for Wellness.

A couple weeks ago, I was once again granted access to the Butt-Numb-a-Thon 2016 in Austin, TX. For 24 hours, around 200 hardcore movie nerds and I were subjected to the cinematic whims of Harry Knowles. The drill: show up at noon on Saturday, we get to leave sometime after noon the following day, and in between those times, Harry just shows us stuff. The movies could be new or old, great or bad, digital or 35mm, foreign or domestic, sound or silent… anything.

Windy Bowlsby, Meghan Murphy, Barb Lind, and I have put together a podcast about BNAT 2016 over on Xanadu Cinema Pleasure Dome, but I also like to create a yearly text-and-link list of everything we saw. Alongside the movies, we get a wonderful lineup of vintage trailers, so if you would like to see a little piece of the Butt-Numb-a-Thon, you can click the links below and see it for yourself.

Also, I’ve created a full playlist of all the links below on YouTube, if you’d just like to marathon all the videos.

Introduction by Tim League
Trailer: Drafthouse Films promo for The Complete Klown Collection
Harry Introduction
Trailer: The Last Temptation of Christ
Trailer: Gone with the Pope
Trailer: Stunt Rock
Film #1: Silence

Introduction by Harry Knowles
Trailer: The Flood
Trailer: [Spanish-language earthquake disaster film]
Trailer: The Big Bus
Film #2: Deluge

Introduction by Steve Prokopy
Trailer: The Black Godfather
Trailer: Devil in a Blue Dress
Trailer: Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
Film #3: Fences

Harry Knowles Q&A with Frank Dietz
Trailer: Going Ape
Trailer: King Kong (1976)
Trailer: King Kong Lives
Film #4: Long Live the King

Harry Knowles Q&A with Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Preview: two scenes from Kong: Skull Island

Harry Knowles Q&A with Gore Verbinski and Dane DeHaan
Trailer: Doctor Detroit
Trailer: 7 Faces of Doctor Lao
Trailer: Mr. Super Invisible
Film #5: A Cure for Wellness

Harry Knowles Q&A with Dane DeHaan
Preview: footage from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Introduction by Harry Knowles
Trailer: The Magic Christmas Tree
Trailer: The Secret of Magic Island
Trailer: Red Riding Hood
Film #6: Brigadoon

Introduction by Harry Knowles
Trailer: The Secret Invasion
Trailer: The Boys from Brazil
Film #7: “Pimpernel” Smith

Introduction by Harry Knowles
Rian Johnson asks audience to cheer, roar, and boo, then announces that our voices will all be part of Star Wars Episode VIII

Trailer: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Trailer: Time Bandits
Film #8: The Adventures of Robin Hood

Introduction by Harry Knowles
Trailer: Kill Johnny Ringo
Trailer: 3 Supermen in the West
Film #9: Zachariah

Harry Knowles Q&A with James Mangold
Preview: the first 40 minutes of Logan
Audience Q&A with James Mangold

Introduction by Harry Knowles
Trailer: Hard Target
Trailer: Broken Arrow
Film #10: Hard Boiled

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