Heavy Midnites: They Live 25th Anniversary screening

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They Live.

Stay up past midnight this Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Director John Carpenter's sci-fi cult flick. Wrestler Roddy Piper stars as the owner of a pair of magical sunglasses that let him see conspiracy lurking behind every billboard andmore alarminglycreepy skeletal aliens disguised as ordinary people—all on the streets of Los Angeles, no less. Behind the bizarre fun, the "pre-Shepard Fairey critique on consumer culture" still retains its relevance.

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