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King of Cult:
Sam Raimi

Fri 10/29 – Sun 10/31

 

Since this is the 10th anniversary of the Brattle Film Foundation, and one of our signature events has been an annual Halloween screening of the cult favorite EVIL DEAD 2, we’ve decided to pay tribute to the man behind the mayhem, Sam Raimi. Undoubtedly, a “king of cult”, Raimi has created a distinctive style over the years – his appreciation for the Three Stooges really sets him apart. Of course there’s also the Raimi-cam – a dizzying dolly-shot – that is as distinctive as a fingerprint. And, just to be sure we’re paying attention, he even directed a serious drama about baseball (no, we’re not showing it)! We are showing his latest, DRAG ME TO HELL and his big-budget successes SPIDER-MAN 1 & 2. Plus two overlooked gems: the weirdo DARKMAN and American spaghetti western THE QUICK & THE DEAD. And, of course, EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN!

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King of Cult: Sam Raimi

Spider-Man

12:00 Noon, 5:00 PM

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Double Feature w/SPIDER-MAN 2.

(2002) dir Sam Raimi w/Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Willem Dafoe [121 min]

Raimi absolutely nails the goofy, boyish charm of the webslinging SPIDER-MAN. One of the most iconic characters in the inimitable Stan Lee’s Marvel universe, Spidey is, in everyday life, nerdy college kid Peter Parker (Maguire)… But on a fateful day at the university, he is bitten by an irradiated spider and given super powers that turn him into an overnight sensation and, eventually, the city’s hero (despite the protests of grouchy newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson).

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King of Cult: Sam Raimi

Spider-Man 2

2:30, 7:30 PM

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Double Feature w/SPIDER-MAN.

(2004) dir Sam Raimi w/Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina [127 min]

Raimi’s note-perfect direction of the second SPIDER-MAN film is, arguably, even more successful. He is more confident in using some of the broader brush-strokes and over-the-top camerawork that define his other genre films. And, with the introduction of Doctor Octopus (Molina) and the repercussions of the events in the first film, the deceptively candy-colored world of SPIDER-MAN takes on a decidedly gothic tinge.

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King of Cult: Sam Raimi

Evil Dead 2:
Dead by Dawn

10:00 PM

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Single Feature.

(1987) dir Sam Raimi w/Bruce Campbell [84 min]

It just wouldn’t be Halloween without our annual screenings of this perennial favorite. Raimi pits bosom buddy Bruce Campbell against a forest full of demons from hell with typically maniacal results. Strap on your chainsaw, get out your boomstick and say it with us… GROOVY!

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