Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, May 24, 2019
7:30pm

MEMORIAL DAY 70MM!
Double Feature!
THE THING / STARMAN
70mm!

THE THING
1982, Universal, 109 min, USA, Dir: John Carpenter

Director John Carpenter took the 1951 sci-fi classic THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, produced by Howard Hawks, and turned it into something darker, fiercer and altogether more disturbing, pitting sombrero-wearing helicopter pilot Kurt Russell and a crew of Arctic scientists (Wilford Brimley, Donald Moffat, Richard Dysart) against a ravenous, shape-shifting alien being. From the haunting opening shots of a sled dog fleeing across the snow to the apocalyptic, fire-and-ice ending, this ranks with Ridley Scott’s ALIEN as one of the finest (and most beautifully crafted) sci-fi films of the past 30 years. The film was terribly underrated by critics on its initial release but its stock has constantly risen in the ensuing decades as one of the most intelligent, scary and uncompromising horror films of the 1980s. Also starring Keith David and David Clennon.


70mm!

STARMAN
1984, Sony Repertory, 115 min, USA, Dir: John Carpenter

Oscar-nominated Jeff Bridges delivers a wonderfully offbeat performance as an alien struggling to understand humanity while traveling cross-country with widow Karen Allen - who must cope with the fact that the alien has reincarnated itself in the form of her late husband!


Original release 70mm blow-up prints. Please note that color has partially faded on THE THING print, the only known 70mm copy. | Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers.
Aero Theatre • Fri, May 24, 2019 • 7:30pm

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