This screening includes THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD
- Date and time:
- Thurs, Aug 25, 7 pm; $5
This 1950s sci-fi classic brings tense thrills, ominous invasions, and an unmistakable Hawks energy to one of the greatest films of the decade.
When scientist Dr. Carrington (Robert Cornthwaite) reports a UFO near his North Pole research base, the Air Force sends in a team under Capt. Patrick Hendry (Kenneth Tobey) to investigate. What they find is a wrecked spaceship and a humanoid creature (James Arness) frozen in the ice. They bring their discovery back to the base, but Carrington and Hendry disagree over what to do with it. Meanwhile, the creature is accidentally thawed and begins wreaking havoc. [87 mins; sci-fi, horror; English]
"This reviewer actually jumped twice while watching The Thing. That's how tense and tingling and unexpected Howard Hawks has made this fascinating picture." – Jane Corby, Brooklyn Daily Eagle
"A sensational thriller imaginatively presented and possessed of much suspense and several spine-tingling sequences." – George Bourke, Miami Herald
"Set the template for a decade of alien invasions." – Richard Brody, The New Yorker
This program is generously funded by the Roberta and S. James Sherman Inspiring Conversations Fund.