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Sat, Jun 20, 2015

Repertory Series ArchiveReel Weird Brattle: 25 Years Weird (Spring 2015)


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(1990) dir Richard Stanley w/Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, Carl McCoy, Iggy Pop, John Lynch, Lemmy [94 min; Digital]
In Richard Stanley’s idiosyncratic post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, a soldier buys his artist girlfriend a seemingly inert robotic head for a gift. Unfortunately, it turns out that the head is that of a dangerously unstable military robot capable of self-repair and, when the girl installs it in a sculpture she’s been making, it reactivates and goes on a murderous rampage. Featuring music by Public Image Ltd., Ministry, Motörhead, and Iggy Pop.

★★★★ “The best nuclear-radiation twisted-metal jubille since the original MAD MAX.” – Joe Bob Briggs

★★★★☆ “Drenched in cyberpunk mentality.” – Film Connoisseur

1990 was a very odd year cinematically. Perched on the verge of a new decade but still steeped in the neon-colored weirdness of the 1980s, the films of 1990 often feel simultaneously like throwbacks and bold new steps. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the cavalcade of weird cult films released that year. In this latest installment of our late night screening series REEL WEIRD BRATTLE, we focus on some of those strange titles that combine an ‘80s earnestness and a ‘90s cynicism.

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  • Repertory Series: Keaton-esque • STEAMBOAT BILL • Tuesday 12/25 at 4:00