Monday, November 19

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Elements of Cinema: Near Dark

Free Screening – Passes Not Required

Screening details TBA – stay tuned!

(1987) dir Kathryn Bigelow w/Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton [94 min; 35mm]
A farm boy falls in with a really, really bad crowd when he hooks up with a beautiful drifter in Kathryn Bigelow’s bloody vampire western.

This special free screening is presented as part of our Elements of Cinema series, and will be followed by an audience discussion led by Cynthia Miller.

Guest Speaker: Cynthia Miller

Cynthia J. Miller is a cultural anthropologist specializing in popular culture and visual media. She is a Kansas Humanities Council Scholar, a Research Fellow of the Will Rogers Memorial, and former Fellow of the Boston Historical Society. She is the recipient of the 2012 Jim Welsh Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Adaptation Studies and the 2013 Peter C. Rollins Book Award in Popular Culture Studies. Miller has written and spoken extensively on the horror, B-movie, and exploitation film genres, and is editor or co-editor of over a dozen books, many of which focus on the horror genre. Her most recent publication, Terrifying Texts examines books of good and evil featured in horror films. Miller is a senior affiliated faculty member for the Institute of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College.

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This monthly free screening and discussion series is one of the most popular events at the Theatre. Once a month, we invite a guest speaker or one of our staff to select a classic film and lead our audience in a post-screening discussion.