Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Feb 14, 2020
7:30pm

JOHN SAYLES: INDEPENDENT
Double Feature! John Sayles & Joe Dante In Person!
PIRANHA / THE HOWLING
Co-presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program and Beyond Fest
Discussion between films with director Joe Dante and screenwriter John Sayles, who will sign his new book, Yellow Earth, in the lobby beginning at 6:30 PM.
35 mm!

PIRANHA (1978)
1978, AGFA, 94 min, USA/Japan, Dir: Joe Dante

Screenwriter John Sayles cleverly riffs on JAWS in this early directorial effort from Joe Dante, in which a school of deadly mutant piranha heads for a sleepy summer community. Combining crisp action with razor-sharp satire, this fast, funny and scary creature feature is one of the best films to come out of producer Roger Corman's New World Pictures in the 1970s.


35 mm!

THE HOWLING
1981, Rialto Pictures, 91 min, USA, Dir: Joe Dante

TV anchorwoman Dee Wallace, traumatized after acting as bait for a Hollywood serial killer’s bloody demise, takes a sojourn in an Esalen-type retreat - only to find the entire New Age community is made up of werewolves! Directed with tremendous energy and black humor by genre specialist Joe Dante (and co-written by indie film godfather John Sayles), this tongue-in-cheek chiller features a Who’s Who of great genre character actors.


35mm print of PIRANHA courtesy of the Jon Davison Collection at the Academy Film Archive.
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Feb 14, 2020 • 7:30pm

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Director John Sayles In Person!
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