Peaches Christ is the alter-ego of writer / director Joshua Grannell. Ms. Chris played host to a summer series of classic and contemporary cult cinema called Midnight Mass which ran for 12 years at Landmark’s Bridge Theatre and became the most successful midnight movie series in the nation, with much of the notoriety coming from Joshua’s infamous pre-show extravaganzas. From the films of Doris Wishman and Jack Hill, to the new classics like Purple Rain and Showgirls, Midnight Mass is a pilgrimage, a house-party, street theatre and a movie screening all rolled into one. Special guests have included Linda Blair, John Waters, Elvira, Tura Satana, Mink Stole, Ru Paul and Mary Woronov, amongst many celebrated others. Today, Peaches Christ’s movie events have outgrown the original Midnight Mass format and for the past several years she’s produced mega-events at the historic SF movie palace, the Castro Theatre. These events draw over 1,000 attendees to each new production and have featured special guest stars Cloris Leachman, Appolonia, Barry Bostwick, Pam Grier, and more.
Peaches’ creator Joshua Grannell is the writer and director of the feature film All About Evil- a loving homage to the cult films Joshua loves so much, as well as a celebration of surviving neighborhood movie houses. The movie suggests we should go to any length to save these old theatres… any length whatsoever. The award winning dark comedy gore film stars Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker, Cassandra Peterson, Mink Stole, and Peaches Christ herself. As part of the film’s unique theatrical release, the film went on a cross-country tour (a la William Castle) and featured the “Peaches Christ Experience in 4-D” as part of its presentation. Peaches and pals joined stars from the movie to create a fully-realized stage-show spooktacular that preceded festival screenings and city premieres. The film has received rave reviews from genre critics and fans world-wide and has won a number of film festival awards.
Welcome to the Dollhouse: The Peaches Christ Experience
Friday, February 8th, 7pm, Castro Theatre