They Live

They Live

Directed by: John Carpenter

Friday, October 23 - Saturday, October 31, 2015

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“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum,” warns L.A. drifter John Nada (wrestling superstar Rowdy Roddy Piper) after discovering a plot to enslave the American masses. Special glasses show him subliminal messages (“Submit!”) that reptilian aliens (disguised as Gordon Gekko-esque yuppies) are transmitting through TV, magazines, billboards and movies. It’s up to Nada and friend Frank (Keith David) to expose the conspiracy—but not before one of cinema’s longest, greatest fight scenes—in Carpenter’s still-prescient sci-fi satire.

R, 93 Minutes
USA, 1988

"A fantastically subversive film, a nifty little confection pitting us vs them, the haves vs the have-nots."
- Variety

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