February – April 2015
A convict escapes from jail and travels to a remote village to recover loot that was hidden years earlier. He gets more than he bargained for when he runs into sinister elderly people and spirits. Featuring the voices of Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Naschy (Spanish horror film star), Carlos Blanco (Almodóvar’s Volver), and Xosé Manuel Olveira ‘Pico’ (The Sea Inside). -JMG
Directed by Fernando Cortizo | Spain 2013 | 84 min | Animated Feature
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.
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 2034 and the face of terrorism has changed. No longer restricted to the limits of the physical world, the war on terror has exploded onto the net. In an attempt to confront this new threat, an elite counter-terrorism and anti-crime unit was formed: Public Security Section 9.
Two years have since passed when the team’s commander: Major Motoko Kusanagi, resigned from her post. After a rash of mysterious suicides Section 9 is forced to confront the ‘Puppeteer,’ a dangerous hacker with unsurpassed skills.
As their investigation of this terrorist threat takes them deeper into the bowels of a potential government conspiracy, Section 9 once again crosses paths with the Major, but is her sudden reappearance more than a coincidence, or is she somehow connected to the ‘Puppeteer’?
No one is above suspicion in this action-packed continuation of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex saga!
Directed by Mamoru Oshii, 83min., 1995, Japan, English subtitled.