Cinematic Void January Giallo 2023

Cinematic Void, the Los Angeles cult film series based at the American Cinematheque, is back for another round of its famous January Giallo series to kick 2023 off, this year expanding the cinemadness parties to run all January long in nine cities and counting across the nation.

Giallo, a subgenre of Italian cinema popular in the 70s and 80s, are thrillers often characterized by stunning psychedelic cinematography, mystery plots with out of nowhere twists, and over-the-top graphic violence. This year’s programming will also feature American Gialli, films made in the US that were inspired structurally and visually by the Italian genre, and Neo-Gialli  modern films that also fit within the subgenre.

“Once again, we sharpen our straight razors and slip on those black gloves to celebrate my favorite yearly series I host with Cinematic Void, January Giallo,” says Cinematic Void founder and film programmer Jim Branscome. “After expanding outside of Los Angeles in 2022 to work with some of my favorite film programmers across the country, I knew the 2023 edition had to be even bigger and bloodier.”

Here are the movies that will be part of this month:

Cinematic Void Los Angeles at The American Cinematheque’s Los Feliz 3 (All shows presented on 35mm film)

January 2: A Lizard In a Woman’s Skin (Italian Technicolor print!)

January 9: Formula for a Murder

January 16: Autopsy

January 23: Death Laid an Egg

January 30: I Know Who Killed Me


Coolidge After Midnite / Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA

January 7: Torso (uncut Italian language print in 35mm with CV’s Jim Branscome in person)

January 14: A Lizard In a Woman’s Skin (35 mm print)

January 21: What Have You Done With Solange?

January 28: Tenebre (35 mm print)


Music Box of Horrors / Music Box Theatre in Chicago, IL

January 3: All the Colors of the Dark (35 mm print)

January 10: No One Heard the Scream

January 17: So Sweet…So Perverse

January 24: Tightrope (35mm print with CV’s Jim Branscome in person)

January 31: A Lizard In a Woman’s Skin (35 mm print)


Anomaly Film Festival / The Little Theatre in Rochester, NY 

January 5: The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (35 mm print)

January 13: A Lizard In a Woman’s Skin

January 19: Stage Fright

January 27: Knife + Heart (35 mm print)


Cinematery / Majestic Tempe 7 in Tempe, AZ

January 31: Creepers (35mm print with CV’s Jim Branscome in person)


Denver Film / Sie FilmCenter in Denver, CO 

January 7: The Corruption of Chris Miller and Four Flies On Grey Velvet presented by Scream Screen

January 14: Deadly Games (with CV’s Jim Branscome in person)

January 21: I Know Who Killed Me

January 28: A Lizard In a Woman’s Skin


Knoxville Horror Fest / Central Cinema in Knoxville, TN 

January 4 and 7: Dressed to Kill and I Know Who Killed Me

January 12: The Bird With the Crystal Plumage

January 18: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

January 25: The Editor


The Belcourt Theater in Nashville, TN 

January 20: Blood and Black Lace

January 21: Tenebre


To learn more visit the Cinematic Void web site.

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