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Aliens Attack!

Friday, July 1 - Saturday, September 24, 2016

This summer, IFC Center celebrates humans who fight the real aliens in “Aliens Attack!,” a 13-film program playing weekends at midnight, July 1-September 24 in the ongoing “Waverly Midnights” program. Extraterrestrials will rampage across the big screen all season long, with the series kicking off with a three-night, Independence weekend run of Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi blockbuster STARSHIP TROOPERS, featuring perhaps the most murderous spacebugs ever imagined. The program continues with Ridley Scott’s terrifying ALIEN, plus James Cameron and Jean Pierre Jeunet’s contributions to the franchise; John Carpenter’s THE THING; and Philip Kaufman’s unsettling 1978 update of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. But the series also takes a look a the lighter side of space invaders with comedic entertainments like Luc Besson’s candy-colored THE FIFTH ELEMENT; Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as the MEN IN BLACK; and Tim Burton’s all-star, trading card-inspired extravaganza MARS ATTACKS!

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