We celebrate “St. Patrick Swayze Day” with this action-packed double feature of POINT BREAK, in which the actor is the charismatic leader of a gang of surfer-bank robbers, and ROADHOUSE, in which he’s a trying to tame the rowdy Double Deuce club.
Cinematic Void's Carnival of Carnage triple feature starts with cult classic KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE, where a group of clown-like extraterrestrials invades a small town to harvest its inhabitants. Tobe Hooper's THE FUNHOUSE centers on four teenagers who unwisely set up camp at a carnival funhouse for the night. And BLOOD HARVEST stars Tiny Tim as a clown who may or may not be a slasher.
We salute Charlton Heston with two dystopian sci-fi films. In PLANET OF THE APES he’s an astronaut who lands on a planet where simians rule; in THE OMEGA MAN he’s a scientist who may be the final survivor of biological warfare. Introduction by Fraser Heston and author Marc Eliot, who will sign his book, Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon, in the lobby at 4:30 PM.
Our annual Noir City series opens with a new print of classic thriller THIS GUN FOR HIRE, starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake, followed by the never-on-DVD noir QUIET PLEASE, MURDER, starring George Sanders as a master forger. Introduction by Eddie Muller of the Film Noir Foundation. Cocktail hour between films for all ticket buyers.
As our film noir series continues, Ray Milland plays a Londoner who’s released after two years in an asylum - and walks straight into a network of Nazi spies in Fritz Lang's MINISTRY OF FEAR, followed by William Cameron Menzies' ADDRESS UNKNOWN, in which friends Paul Lukas and Morris Carnovsky become enmeshed in a Nazi-wrought nightmare before World War II. Introduction by Eddie Muller of the Film Noir Foundation.