Badass 101: THEY LIVE

Director John Carpenter
Year 1988
Starring Roddy Piper, Keith David
Rating R
Run Time 103min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Rare archival 35mm screening!!

The world is getting soft. We are getting soft. As civilization slowly marches towards a future full of politically correct, health food conscious, light beer sipping emotional marshmallows that don't know how to take a punch, it is becoming evident that we, as a society, need to relearn how to be a badass. The Alamo Drafthouse is here to help with a new monthly series at Mason Park dedicated to teaching the art of badassery.

Every month, we’ll screen a film that has proven itself to be badass. Screened from a 35mm print, these movies are the cinematic equivalent of wearing sunglasses, a leather jacket and chewing on a toothpick.

In conjunction with each month's screening, we will host a special guest from the community as they teach the audience a badass technique. If humanity is to survive long enough into the future to enjoy flying cars and colonies on Mars, we are going to need to learn how to toughen up. Starting this May, class in in session — one movie at a time.

“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum.”

John Carpenter directs THEY LIVE, a tongue-in-cheek satire of ‘80s consumer culture that stars “Rowdy” Roddy Piper as Nada, a homeless drifter who is sucked into a worldwide conspiracy involving aliens and subliminal messages after he discovers a pair of magical sunglasses. You’ve got wrestlers, nasty aliens, ‘80s synthesizer music, some of the best action film one-liners ever put to pen and an unbelievably long fight scene between Keith David and Roddy Piper. What more could you possibly want? How about a trained fighter giving a pre-film lecture on how to take and give a punch? Don’t worry - we''ve got that and free sunglasses too! (Robert Saucedo)

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