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Stephen King on Film

Friday, April 1 - Saturday, June 25, 2016

“Stephen King on Film,” a thirteen-film program of movies inspired by the popular and prolific writer, takes place weekends at midnights April 1-June 26 at IFC Center. Presented in honor of the 40th anniversary of CARRIE (1976, Brian De Palma), the horror classic adapted from King’s first novel and the first of what would be countless films and TV productions derived from King’s work, the series showcases more than three decades of terrifying cinema inspired by the writer—an extensive, but by no means exhaustive selection.

Among the highlights of the program are horror films from the acclaimed directors George A. Romero (CREEPSHOW, 1982), David Cronenberg (THE DEAD ZONE, 1983) and Stanley Kubrick (THE SHINING, 1980). The series concludes with MISERY (Rob Reiner, 1990), a creepy and darkly funny tale adapted from King’s perhaps semi-autobiographical novel of a writer who discovers the dangers of displeasing an ardent fan. A complete schedule is below.

Born in 1947, Stephen King has published more than 50 novels and nearly 200 short stories. His books have sold more than 350 million copies around the world, and he is the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Medal of Arts from the United States National Endowment for the Arts for his contributions to literature. In addition to his work in the horror genre, King’s writing has also inspired such notable film dramas as STAND BY ME and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.

“Stephen King on Film” – Weekends at Midnight, April 1-June 26 at IFC Center

APR 1-2: CARRIE (1976, Brian De Palma)

APR 8-9: CAT’S EYE (1985, Lewis Teague)

APR 15-16: CREEPSHOW (1982, George A. Romero)

APR 22-23: CUJO (1983, Lewis Teague)

APR 29-30: THE DEAD ZONE (1983, David Cronenberg)

MAY 6-7: CHRISTINE (1983, John Carpenter)

MAY 13-14: NEEDFUL THINGS (1993, Fraser Clarke Heston)

MAY 20-21: FIRESTARTER (1984, Mark L. Lester)

MAY 27-29: THE SHINING (1980, Stanley Kubrick)

JUN 3-4: SILVER BULLET (1985, Daniel Attias)

JUN 10-11: PET SEMATARY (1989, Mary Lambert)

JUN 17-18: DREAMCATCHER (2003, Lawrence Kasdan)

JUN 24-25: MISERY (1990, Rob Reiner)

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