Fatso and Academy Cinemas are teaming up to bring you another season of Classic Sunday screenings. Tickets are only $10.
1988 | Dir: John Carpenter | 94 mins | R16 – violence | DCP
A Molotov cocktail of wicked political satire, blazing action and surreal sci-fi horror, John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE is an underrated masterpiece that’s more potent and relevant than ever. Late WWF wrestler Roddy Piper stars as a drifter who finds a pair of special sunglasses that reveals the Earth has been covertly taken over by ugly-looking aliens who have turned advertisements and other media into subliminal propaganda tools.
“A fantastically subversive film, a nifty little confection pitting us vs them, the haves vs the have-nots.” — Variety
“The most blunt critique of unfettered capitalism ever committed to celluloid” — Popmatters
“…a subversive anti-consumerist flick that’s sometimes wrongfully seen as a goofy so-bad-it’s-good movie…” — Indiewire
Sunday, May 28 at 6:30 PM – 8:10 PM
44 Lorne Street, Auckland