THE THING (35mm) + BONE TOMAHAWK
May 28 only
MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS & Spoke Art co-presents
Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ The Roxie Theater
“I ♥ KURT RUSSELL BATTLiNG SCARY MONSTERS” Double Bill
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Spoke Art will be presenting a brand new limited edition screen print of John Carpenter’s THE THiNG, available for purchase exclusively for attendees.
7:00p THE THiNG (1982) – 35mm Presentation
Directed by John Carpenter, Script by Bill Lancaster
Score by Ennio Morricone, Cinematography Dean Cundey
w/ Kurt Russell, Keith David and Wilford Brimley
John Carpenter’s existential sci-fi remake of Howard Hawks’ 1951 low-budget gem (and now the main inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL 8) is arguably the greatest sci-fi horror of the 1980s. Scripted by Bill Lancaster (The Bad News Bears), this masterpiece in heart stopping suspense, stations twelve men in the middle of Antartica. As they slowly (and xenophobically) lose trust in their fellow man, this brilliant revisionist Western can now be viewed as a prophetic allegory towards the decade’s AIDS epidemic. Presented in glorious widescreen by Dean Cundey’s spooky cinemascope cinematography and underscored by Ennio Morricone’s defining, minimalist, synth soundtrack, it is Rob Bottin’s game-changing and still jaw-dropping, practical and prosthetic SFX that make this apocalyptic paranoia prediction a genuine contemporary classic. DO NOT MiSS this 35mm presentation courtesy of Universal. Preceded by other 1980s monster movie trailers! 109m. Rated R.
9:20p BONE TOMAHAWK (2015) – SF Theatrical Premiere
Script/Directed by S. Craig Zahler
w/ Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Sid Haig, Sean Young
Overshadowed last year by the humongous egos of both Alejandro González Iñárritu & Quentin Tarantino, first time filmmaker S. Craig Zahler was nominated for multiple Independent Spirit Awards for his uniquely empathetic and truly profound Horror-Western. And I dare say that this classic Western is not only the best of the bunch; it’s one of the best genre films of the decade. Gritty & witty performances by not only Kurt Russell, the perfect Sheriff of “Good Hope”, but Patrick Wilson, who outacts Leonardo DiCaprio, and Richard Jenkins, who was nominated for a Spirit Award for his spot-on Walter Brennan impersonation. As the team track down their kidnapped loved ones from cannibalistic troglodytes, director Zahler not only uses John Ford’s THE SEARCHERS (1956) as a storytelling guide, he genuinely achieves Ford’s heartbreaking character dilemmas, haunting cinematic horizons and relentless rage. DO NOT MiSS THiS SF THEATRiCAL PREMiERE of the most underrated and overlooked film of 2015! DCP Presentation. 132 minutes. Rated (Hard) R for Sex and Nudity, Extreme Violence and Gore.
$15 for one film or both! FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS!
$15 for one or both movies! FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS!
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