CAPTAIN AMERICA w/ Albert Pyun Live
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.
As the new, gigantic budget CAPTAIN AMERICA movie approaches, we will take a look back at the 1990 Albert Pyun version of the story. Hamstrung by a loss of financing and periodic reshoots, the film has only now emerged in a version true to Stephen Tolkein's original script conception. Director Albert Pyun has reconstructed the film from his original workprint and other salvaged elements to bring a surprising vision of Cap to the screen. This is a subversive variant of Captain America. Pyun and Tolkein set out to debunk the classical notions of American heroism as Captain America (played by J.D. Salinger's son, Matt Salinger) struggles with his place in contemporary America, measuring his own heroism against the likes of King and the Kennedys. Interestingly, Pyun at first wanted to include John Lennon's song "Imagine" in the film. That should give you some idea about what a radically different conception of the great American hero myth this is.
Pyun will join us to tell us his war-stories about getting this film off the ground and back onto screens after all these years. He's also here to present his new film, TALES OF AN ANCIENT EMPIRE, on July 18.