60th Anniversary of the Science Fiction Masterpiece
The Incredible Shrinking Man
THURSDAY JULY 20
7:15PM – Pre-Show
8PM – Live Jazz performance from acclaimed Trumpeter Brownman Ali and Nick Maclean
8:30PM – Feature Presentation
Winner of the Hugo Award
‘Top 10 science fiction movies of the 1950s’ – TIME MAGAZINE
National Film Preservation Board/National Film Registry 2009
From Richard Matheson (The Twilight Zone, I Am Legend, Somewhere in Time, Duel)
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In 1957, amid the crop of bigger, smaller, and rubber-suit schlockfest monster movies favourites, Richard Matheson’s thrilling thoughtful novel seared the screen amid the unbearable tensions and paranoia of the Nuclear Age and the Cold War.
A haunting science fiction masterpiece, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) is one of the most thought-provoking and terrifying movies ever made. While on an ocean vacation with his wife, Robert Scott Carey (Grant Williams) is engulfed in a mysterious radioactive mist which causes him to gradually shrink in size. As he is striped of every shred of his old life, Carey must survive in a now unfamiliar and deadly world.
Let’s Get Small.
“Few sci-fi authors before or since have attempted to examine masculinity in quite such painful detail as Matheson manages here, or use a simple story to pluck at our fears about illness, loss of control, and death. In The Shrinking Man, men are defined by their ability to dominate those around them…as Carey dwindles in size, so too does sense of power and self-esteem…”
…”Make no mistake; The Incredible Shrinking Man is anything but a standard B-picture, and deals with weighty themes – mortality, exploitation, gender politics – with both seriousness and a lightness of touch.”
– Ryan Lambie DEN OF GEEK
‘A moving, strangely pantheist assertion of what it really means to be alive. A pulp masterpiece.’ -Time Out
‘A surreal suspenseful allegory. Endowed with the tension usually reserved for Hitchcock films.’– Videohound
“…As thought-provoking for audiences today as it was during the Eisenhower era. ” – TCM
“One of the best s-f flicks of the 1950s. A tragic story that is exciting and touching.” Journal and Courier
90% Rotten Tomatoes Score
Audience Reviews: https://goo.gl/QLfbTM
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