Art in the Form of Film: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
December 16, 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Friday, December 16, 5:45-9pm
This film, adapted from a novel by Jack Finney, was named by critics as one of the best horror/sci-fi movies ever made. It hit the silver screen in the mid-1950s amid rising fears of communism and blacklisting. Many people saw a foreboding political allegory, although Finney defended his work as nothing more than entertainment. Allegory or not, the film similarly seems to speak to a growing tide of anxiety in today’s America. There have been three remakes, but none compares to the original zombie-like pod people in this black and white classic. Instructor Paul Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion. Sponsor: Chases on the Beach, Where it’s Always Sunny.
Fee: $7 includes glass of wine or bottle of water.