INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS + THE THING

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Showings

Castro Theatre Thu, Oct 31 5:15 PM
Castro Theatre Thu, Oct 31 7:00 PM

Description

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS A doctor investigates the growing fear of his patients that their loved ones are growing distant, and soon finds himself alone against a terrifying, unstoppable invasion of cold, emotionless aliens determined to replace the human race. One of science fiction’s most powerful political allegories, this adaptation of Jack Finney’s novel is delivered with noir-like atmosphere by director Don Siegel. (1956, 80 min, 35mm) + THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD The crew of a remote Arctic outpost make a discovery buried deep under the ice, and are soon fighting for their lives when they accidentally defrost an alien menace. The first adaptation of John W. Campbell’s sci-fi horror story “Who Goes There?” is suspensefully realized by director Christian Nyby (with the unmistakable imprint of writer-producer Howard Hawks); the cast includes Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, and James Arness in the title role. (1951, 86 min, 35mm)