Sunday, August 16

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In Tribute to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper!

(1988) dir John Carpenter w/Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster [93 min; DCP]
This past week saw the passing of one of professional wrestling’s brightest stars – and biggest heels – the great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Among Piper’s greatest moments outside of the ring was John Carpenter’s fantastic sci-fi riff on the dangers of complacent consumer culture, THEY LIVE. Please join us in celebrating the unforgettable, kilt-wearing-bad-boy with special late show screenings of that cult classic. B.Y.O.B.G. (Bring Your Own Bubble Gum).

Further Reading…

  • “Roddy Piper, a Master Villain of Professional Wrestling, Dies at 61,” by Liam Stack, New York Times
  • Check out Peggy Nelson’s Brattle Film Notes essay on THEY LIVE


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Saturday 8/15
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Sunday 8/16
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Monday 8/17
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