Summer of ‘83: THE KEEP

Director Michael Mann
Year 1983
Starring Scott Glenn, Alberta Watson, Jurgen Prochnow, Gabriel Byrne, and Ian McKellen
Rating R
Run Time 96min
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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INSANELY RARE 35MM PRINT! No joke, folks, we had to fly this baby in from the British Film Institute in London in order to screen it for our Summer of ’83 film series. THE KEEP is one of Michael Mann’s best and, unfortunately, most overlooked pictures. A World War II story with fantasy elements and a mesmerizing Tangerine Dream soundtrack, a group of Nazis led by Jürgen Prochnow must enlist the assistance of an ailing Jewish historian (Ian McKellen) to prevent an ancient demon named Molasar, previously locked up in the keep for centuries, from returning to the mortal realm. Only ever released on VHS and LaserDisc, THE KEEP is difficult to see in any form. Mann’s original cut is said to be 210 minutes long, but suppressed by men in suits. Will the director’s cut ever see daylight!? Will there be a DVD/Blu-Ray release? Let’s hope that plans are in the works, but for now together we'll enjoy THE KEEP on 35mm!! (Sam Prime)

Screening on 35mm: Sun. June 23rd & Mon. June 24th at Ritz

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