Movie Night with Baz Luhrmann: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Post-film discussion with Baz Luhrmann and special guest Susan Sarandon!

DCP projection “Why did the fans turn late-nite screenings of this cult favourite into an elaborate ritual of dressing-up, singing along, throwing rice and waving cigarette lighters? Well, for one thing, the material inspires affection, given its knowing pastiche of everything from Universal horrors to ’50s grade-Z sci-fi, and a shamelessly hedonistic, fiercely independent sensibility that must have seemed a welcome relief from the mainstream bombast of other ’70s musicals (not exactly Jesus Christ Superstar, is it?)… Fresh-faced Sarandon and Bostwick are the all-American honeymooners who wind up in the tender care of Tim Curry’s camper-than-thou Transylvanian transvestite, O’Brien’s hunchback butler and sundry kinky cronies. A string of hummable songs gives it momentum, Gray’s admirably straight-faced narrator holds it together, and a run on black lingerie takes care of almost everything else.” – Time Out (London)

Part of New York Super Week

  • Country UK/USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1975
  • Running Time 100 minutes
  • Director Jim Sharman