Double: AMERICAN PSYCHO (35mm) + THE RULES OF ATTRACTION (35mm)
June 30 only
RULES OF ATTRACTION director Roger Avary to join us for discussion after the film via Skype!
A 35mm double-feature of Bret Easton Ellis’ satires AMERICAN PSYCHO and THE RULES OF ATTRACTION, $15 for one or both!
7:00pm AMERICAN PSYCHO (35mm)
Those that disavowed Bret Easton Ellis’ novel ‘American Psycho’ in the late-’80s clearly couldn’t see the insidious skewering of Reagan-era capitalism, machismo, and of the New York restaurant scene that was nestled within. Director Mary Harron made everyone sit up and realize just what a remarkable and disturbing satire it was, by way of Christian Bale’s iconic and unforgettable role as Patrick Bateman.
9:00pm THE RULES OF ATTRACTION (35mm)
One of the best films you’ve never seen, and the perfect compliment to AMERICAN PSYCHO. Foolishly marketed as a teen comedy upon its release in 2002, moviegoers were shocked and horrified by the nightmarish, brilliant satire that reached screens. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, written and directed by PULP FICTION screenwriter Roger Avary, THE RULES OF ATTRACTION punctures the jugular of the American college experience, with James Van Der Beek playing Patrick Bateman’s younger brother Sean, embroiled in a fatal love triangle at Camden college.
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS