Today at The Clinton: Friday, Sep 24

Clinton St. Theater's Cult Classic Fridays presents DARK STAR

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Weird, unconventional or truly transgressive, Cult Films push boundaries of decency and sometimes break cultural taboos. They can be soooooooo bad that they're good, and f*cking fun to watch, especially when you're throwing back a cold one with friends.

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Clinton St. Theater's Cult Classic Fridays presents DARK STAR



By introducing human eccentricities into the cold structure of SF, Carpenter creates a vision of the technological future that is both disillusioned and oddly affirmative in its insistence on the unscientific survival of emotional frailty.

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

..a must-watch for anyone who dug Star Wars, Alien, Halloween or The Thing...

Eddie Harrison,

... a grungy, darkly humorous declaration that, in the end, boredom and human slovenliness trumps technology and high ideals.

Sean Axmaker, Parallax View

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John Carpenter
United States
83 minutes

In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.