Friday, May 20 - Saturday, May 21, 2016

Highdefinition digital projection

“Firestarter … is a good, stylish mixture of the kind of hokey horror and science-fiction elements in which Mr. King specializes. It has a first-rate cast headed by the small, extremely self-assured Drew Barrymore (E. T.), who plays Charlie, supported by David Keith, who appears as her troubled dad, and George C. Scott, wearing a graying pony tail and one glass eye, who is the film’s manic villain. Mr. Scott is supposed to covet Charlie’s special ”power,” here called pyrokinesis, but he is such a forceful presence that he could probably teach Charlie a thing or two.” -Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Part of the series “Stephen King on Film”

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