Film

Beyond the Canon: Invisible Adversaries + Invasion of the Body Snatchers

 
 
Sat, Sep 14, 2019
  • 2PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 224min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $16
MEMBERS: $8 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  Invisible Adversaries will screen first, followed by Invasion of the Body Snatchers
 
 
 
 
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Part of Film series Beyond the Canon
 
Invisible Adversaries

Dir. Valie Export
With Susanne Widl, Peter Weibel, Josef Plavec
1977, 109min

 

A Viennese photographer sees the world go haywire before her eyes as a band of sinister space aliens take over the brains of her fellow citizens. Austrian multimedia visionary Valie Export’s debut feature is this avant-garde sci-fi satire incorporating elements of video and performance art. It’s a subversive, hallucinatory essay on gender and sexuality that plays “as if the Godard of Numéro Deux was reincarnated as a woman and decided to make a feminist version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (Amy Taubin).

 
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Dir. Philip Kaufman
With Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum
1978, 115min, 35mm

 

The rare remake to equal—and perhaps surpass—the original, this disturbing update of the 1950s science fiction classic charts the fear that tears through a San Francisco community when alien pod people begin replacing the residents. Steeped in the paranoid atmosphere of 1970s conspiracy thrillers, this Invasion infuses the premise with visceral shocks and a provocative exploration of distrust and dehumanization in the era of Vietnam and Watergate.

 
 
 
 
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