Repo Man

Thursday, July 21, 2022

DCP Projection

“Cox’s style is a step beyond camp into a comedy of pure disgust; much of the film is churlishly unpleasant, but there’s a core of genuine anger that gives the project an emotional validation lacking in the flabby American comedies of the early 80s.” – Chicago Reader

Repo Man comes out of left field, has no big stars, didn’t cost much, takes chances, dares to be unconventional, is funny, and works. There is a lesson here.” – Roger Ebert

It’s very entertaining, and though it’s rude in an R-rated way, it has the good taste never to promise more than it can deliver.” – The New York Times

Screening as part of the series Movietown: Los Angeles Plays Itself and Other LA Visions.

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Previously screened as part of our Summer 2019 series, “Waverly Midnights: Staff Picks.” Chosen by Jeff who says: “This movie kept me out late a lot of my high-school weekends – in true Midnight Movie mode it didn’t get a regular release in my neck of the woods when it came out – relegated instead to showing strictly midnights at the mall. I could just stand up and act out the entire movie on my own from beginning to end – but that wouldn’t do the justice to cinematographer Robby Muller’s beautifully evocative lensing of LA that this 35mm print showing will do!”

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1984
  • Running Time 92 minutes
  • Distributor Universal
  • Director Alex Cox
  • Writer Alex Cox
  • Editor Dennis Dolan
  • Cinematographer Robby Muller
  • Cast Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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