Blast off into a brave new Marathon world with us as we explore filmic visions of the future! As we rocket through these days of future past, you'll thrill to super psychics from Neo-Tokyo, art deco-laden workers' revolts and your very own set of Thunderball Fists! As part of the annual celebration of cinematic excess, we'll be channeling such celluloid prognostications as:
*The much-lauded 2010 Kino restoration of Fritz Lang's visionary science-fiction masterpiece METROPOLIS! Yes, it's the longest known version of the film, featuring the original 1927 orchestral score, all in sparkling 2K DCP!
*Kurt Russell heading an all-star cast plunged smack dab in the middle of the dystopian prison world of New York City, in a new 2K DCP of John Carpenter's Panavision classic ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK!
*The psychedelic cyberpunk world of Neo-Tokyo in Katsuhiro Otomo's ground-breaking anime landmark AKIRA!
*Arnold Schwarzenegger trapped in Richard Dawson's kill or be killed, ultimate game show nightmare in THE RUNNING MAN (in 35mm)!
*A 35mm print of the post-apocalyptic New Zealand cult classic THE QUIET EARTH!
*Karl Urban bringing cult comic icon Judge Dredd to life in the gritty, underrated DREDD, in hallucinatory 2K DCP Panavision!
*The payoff to one of the great trailers in Marathon history! Yep, it's Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro's post-apocalyptic dark comedy DELICATESSEN!
*A 35mm print of the off the wall, day-glo, Banana Splits on acid, all-time Marathon classic INFRA-MAN!
*Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton on the hunt for a '64 Chevy Malibu in a 2K DCP of Alex Cox's punk classic REPO MAN!
*The definitive 1950's alien invasion classic EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS, in xeromorphic 2K DCP!
*Kyle MacLahlan in a 35mm print of the alien possession actioner THE HIDDEN!
*The 31st Annual Costume Contest with $100 First Prize!
*Vintage trailers and shorts in glorious 35mm!
*The coveted Certificate of Marathoid Behavior to all who survive!
*Surprises! Hilarity! Caffeine-induced dementia!
Tickets for this cinematic starflight are $35 in advance and $40 at the door (if they last).
Get your tickets today at:
-The Drexel Theater (2254 E. Main St.)
-Laughing Ogre Comics (4258 N. High St.)
-On the Tickets page