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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Join MFA Film for a screening of John Carpenter's «They Live» (1988). This legendary camp thriller follows an unnamed drifter who discovers a box of very special sunglasses. When he puts them on, the glasses reduce the colors of the world to black and white, and allow him to see that the urban landscape hides omnipresent subliminal commands to obey, consume, reproduce, and conform. The glasses also make clear that most people in positions of wealth and power are actually humanoid aliens with skull-like faces. It’s up to our hero to destroy the impostors and make his fellow humans see the truth.
The screening is part of «On the Fringe: American Cult Films of the 1980s» at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, highlighting wildly creative independent films from the 1980s and early '90s that opened viewers' minds to new ideas: supernatural phenomena, otherworldly creatures and the countercultures thriving on the fringes of American society. The yearlong series began in January and jumps forward a year each month before concluding in December with a film from 1991. Before the show, enjoy trailers and commercials from the year the film was made!
The MFA's Film Program is recognized as one of the country's leading independent exhibitors of film, presenting more than 500 screenings of independent, foreign and classic films every year.
MFA members can get free tickets to every film in the yearlong series (plus hundreds of other screenings) by joining Friends of Film, a group that connects film lovers with other cinephiles through discussions and events: bit.ly/2hYLBB0