Invasion of the Body Snatchers double feature
with special guests Philip Kaufman (director – Invasion ’78) and Sam Hamm (writer – Batman)
Join us Friday, April 10th for a very special double feature of both the 1956 and 1978 versions of the cult sci-fi classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
As an added bonus, the director of the 1978 version, Philip Kaufman, will join acclaimed screenwriter Sam Hamm (Batman, Batman Returns) on stage for a very special Q&A session.
Spoke Art gallery will also present a brand new limited edition screen print to commemorate this once in a lifetime event.
1956: Directed by Don Siegel, 80min.
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
1978: Directed by Philip Kaufman, 115min.
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. A studded cast including Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum, and the beloved and recently departed Leonard Nimoy!
Nippon Nights is a monthly series presenting different genres, styles and generations of Japanese Cinema to Bay Area audiences. Check out our upcoming screenings:
Join us for a discussion with Gilles Poitras, writer on anime, manga and Japanese culture after the screening to discuss the world of Ghost in the Shell.
Ghost in the Shell stands as one of the pioneering films of anime history, one that captures the imagination with its intricate story and dazzles the eyes with its gorgeous animation.
-Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
The year is 2029. The world has become intensively information oriented and humans are well-connected to the network. Crime has developed into a sophisticated stage by hacking into the interactive network. To prevent this, Section 9 is formed. These are cyborgs with incredible strengths and abilities that can access any network on Earth.
Directed by Mamoru Oshii, 83min., 1995, Japan, English subtitled.
Nippon Nights Program is Endorsed by Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco & Japan Foundation