Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (MIFF 2014)

Mark Hartley’s unofficial trilogy capper to his genre-films documentary series is a worthy successor to his name-making debut: Not Quite Hollywood (2008).

Electric Boogaloo follows the fortunes of two Israeli cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, as they come to Hollywood to (as they put it) ‘make American movies’. Developing the floundering Cannon Films, they enjoyed success in the 1980’s pumping a steady stream of B-pictures into the market before imploding in the early 90’s. Continue reading →