|Starring||Zoë Lund, Albert Sinkys and Darlene Stuto|
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.
The legendary, surreal revenge classic is here at last. New York’s Abel Ferrara has made some of the most unusual and fascinating exploitation films in history. In it, a mute garment-district worker Thana (the immortal Zoe Tamerlis) is brutalized once too often and hits the streets with a pistol, seeking vengeance. The grand finale at her company Halloween party is one of the great sequences ever. Though MS. 45 has a sterling reputation among academics and scholars, it was made for a rough audience of Times Square theater goers, many of whom were gross, sexist males, exactly the type Thana set her sites on. Throughout there’s a fascinating tension. This is one of the ten or twenty essential classics of revenge cinema. (Lars)