SERENiTY + BUFFY THE VAMPiRE SLAYER
August 25 only
MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS & SPOKE ART present “A Genuine Tribute to Joss Whedon” Double Bill. Accompanied by a new screen prints for both films in Spoke Art’s ongoing Roxie poster series.
7:00pm SERENiTY (35mm, 2005)
Joss Whedon’s Sci-Fi Western is now a cult classic in many circles and hasn’t screened in 35mm since it’s release over a dozen years ago! Pertinent politics, social satire and cowboys vs. space zombies make for a rockin’ good time! This feature length conclusion to Whedon’s FiREFLY TV series, works as the perfect enticement to the original series and a stand alone in the tradition of David Lynch’s TWiN PEAKS: FiRE WALK WiTH ME (1992) and Chris Carter’s X-FiLES: FiGHT THE FUTURE (1998). Don’t miss this rare 35mm screening! 119 minutes. Rated PG-13.
9:30pm BUFFY THE VAMPiRE SLAYER (1992)
This “Valley Girl victimizing Vampires” extravaganza was made a full five years before it was adapted into the decade defining TV series and stars Kristy Swanson, as the OG Buffy. Scripted by Joss Whedon and directed with pill-popping pizazz by Fran Rubel Kazui, this unstoppably hilarious teen comedy features totally awesome performances by Luke Perry, Donald Sutherland, Rutger Hauer, Hilary Swank and perhaps the greatest theatrical role of Paul Reubens’ career. While fans of BUFFY often overlook this 1990s gem, it’s time to give the movie the celebration that it deserves. Come dressed up and get a special BUFFY surprise! DCP. 86 minutes. Rated PG-13.