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John Carpenter Double Feature

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A double bill dedicated to master cult filmmaker and musician John Carpenter. His work remains a treasure of both sci-fi and horror, and is a crucial influence on contemporary approaches to these genres. Christine and Starman bear testament to his greatness.


John Carpenter United States, 1984

With Starman, John Carpenter riskily expanded his cinema for a supernatural love story: that of a communion between a young woman and a extraterrestrial being. The film, of course, is a masterpiece of rare romanticism—a profound feeling towards humanity courses through all of its rich images.


John Carpenter United States, 1983

John Carpenter’s influence is felt far and wide in the contemporary horror film, making this as good a time as any for a Carpenter double bill. Christine, is Carpenter’s one-of-a-kind look at American teenage life: the repression, the rock n’ roll, and in this case, a supernatural auto-mobile.

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