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  • INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)
    1:00 4:45 8:30
    INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)
    2:35 6:20

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Part of the seriesSUMMER FESTIVAL OF FANTASY, HORROR & SCIENCE FICTION

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INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956) and  INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)

(1956, Don Siegel) Small town doctor Kevin McCarthy finds his waiting room is packed with people whose relatives and friends “are no longer their relatives and friends.” Mass hysteria? So what’s that giant pod doing on the billiard table? Approx. 80 min. 35mm. 
1:00, 4:45, 8:30

“The most haunting, strangely poetic science fiction picture ever.”
– Peter Bogdanovich

"This genuine SF classic says a good deal more about the McCarthyist hysteria of the early 50s than about the danger of invasion from outer space by soul-stealing "pods." Don Siegel's superb little effort, with its matter-of-fact isolation of hero Kevin McCarthy (ironic, no?) from the smarmy complacency of a small town gone to hell—and way beyond—points the way to his gripping action films of the 60s and 70s."
– Don Drucker, The Chicago Reader

 
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956) and  INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)

(1978, Philip Kaufman) Health department colleagues Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams find pink flowers turning into giant pods into …  But wait a minute, is Leonard Nimoy’s Dr. Kibner one of “them”? Approx. 95 min. 35mm.
2:35, 6:20

"Undiluted pleasure and excitement. Phil Kaufman provides such confident professionalism that you sit back in the assurance that every spooky nuance you're catching is just what was intended. This set of variations on the low-budget classic of 1956 has its own macabre originality."
– Pauline Kael

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INVASION OF THE BODYSNATCHERS: Intro by Abel Ferrara & Anthony Redman (recorded August 23, 2013) - Explicit

INVASION OF THE BODYSNATCHERS: Intro by Annette Insdorf (recorded August 23, 2013)