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DYSTOPIAN VISIONS

Sometimes it feels like we are living in a dystopia already, but don't worry, it gets worse! Four films that show just how terrible the future might be. Buckle up! 

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Director: John Carpenter

Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster

Runtime: 94 min. 

THEY LIVE 1988

They influence our decisions without us knowing it. They numb our senses without us feeling it. They control our lives without us realizing it. They Live. A rugged loner (Roddy Piper) stumbles upon a terrifying discovery: ghoulish creatures are masquerading as humans while they lull the public into submission through subliminal advertising messages. Only specially made sunglasses make the deadly truth visible.

Friday, August 5

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Sunday, August 7

 
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BORN IN FLAMES 1983

The movie that rocked the foundations of the early Indie film world, this provocative, thrilling classic is a fantasy of female rebellion set in America ten years after a social democratic cultural revolution. When Adelaide Norris, the black radical founder of the Woman’s Army, is mysteriously killed, a diverse coalition of women – across all lines of race, class, and sexual preference – emerges to blow the System apart.

Friday, August 12

Saturday, August 13

Director: Lizzie Borden

Starring: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jeanne Satterfield. 

Runtime: 79 min.

Sunday, August 14

 
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TANK GIRL 1995

After a comet disrupts the rain cycle of Earth, the planet has become a desolate, barren desert by the year 2033. With resources scarce, Kesslee (Malcolm McDowell) -- head of the powerful and evil Water & Power Corporation, the de facto government -- has taken control of the water supply. Unwilling to cower under Kesslee's tyrannical rule, a pair of outlaws known as Tank Girl (Lori Petty) and Jet Girl (Naomi Watts) rise up, joining the mysterious rebel Rippers to destroy the corrupt system.

Friday, August 19

Saturday, August 20

Director: Rachel Talalay

Starring: Lori Petty, Naomi Watts, Ice-T.

Runtime: 104 min. 

Sunday, August 21

 
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BRAZIL 1985

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle (Robert De Niro), he meets the woman from his daydream (Kim Greist), and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

Friday, August 26

Saturday, August 27

Director: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Robert DeNiro, Kim Greist. 

Runtime: 132 min. 

Sunday, August 28