Egyptian Theatre
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Thu, May 2, 2013
7:30pm
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY CAPETOWN FILM FESTIVAL
John Carpenter In Person!
THE THING
Co-presented by Entertainment Weekly

American Cinematheque Members had the exclusive first opportunity to purchase tickets to the CapeTown Fest screenings on April 6. General admission tickets are now available to the public on Fandango.com and at our Box Office during operating hours.

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Discussion before the film with director John Carpenter.
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.


Screening format: 35mm. | No passes accepted for this or any other screening in this festival.
Egyptian Theatre • Thu, May 2, 2013 • 7:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

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SOLD OUT! Edgar Wright In Person!
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SOLD OUT! Kurt Russell In Person! Plus, Bonus Sneak of TNT's "Falling Skies" with Noah Wyle In Person!
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SOLD OUT! “May the 4th Be With You” Celebration!
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SOLD OUT! “May the 4th Be With You” Celebration!
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“May The 4th Be With You” Celebration!
Sat, May 4, 2013 - 10:00pm
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Cancelled
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Neil Gaiman & Travis Knight In Person!
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Richard Donner In Person!
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Terry Gilliam In Person!
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SOLD OUT! Leonard Nimoy In Person!
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