Thursday: "Death Race 2000"

March 3

Paul Bartel's "Death Race 2000," about a future in which people watch a car race in which drivers get points for mowing down pedestrians and additional points if they say, run over a baby, is one of the goofiest and stylish satires of the seventies. Woven throughout this compelling, ridiculous race which includes an S&M-fitted racing hero Frankenstein (David Carradine), a mumbling gangster (Sylvester Stallone), the daring Calamity Jane Kelly (Andy Warhol movie fixture Mary Woronov) and more, is a plot to sabotage the race and take out the president and undo some of the dystopic hot messiness that is the United States of the future. It's very funny and pretty punk rock and looks great. Go see it. 9 p.m., The Charles Theater, 1711 N Charles St., (410) 727-3464, thecharles.com, $9.50. (Brandon Soderberg)

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