Jan 30th 2020

John Carpenter’s cult classic They Live is perhaps best known for its iconic line, “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubblegum.” Following a drifter who discovers the world’s ruling class are aliens, Carpenter’s film presents a striking commentary on media manipulation, unchecked capitalism, commercialization, and the rising paranoia of middle Americans who increasingly distrust the global elite and political leaders of the world.

format: 35mm, runtime: 94 minutes
Part of our Thursday 1 series, Through the Mind Darkly: Movies and Media Madness
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