Jim Shaw Selects
They Live

Director: John Carpenter
USA / 1988 / 94 min

Available through Oct 27

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper is Nada, just another out-of-work stiff in a country full of them, stuck wondering why nothing seems to go right in his life… until one day a pair of special sunglasses gives him a shocking answer. Putting the shades on shows Nada disguised aliens living alongside oblivious humankind as our lords and masters, as well as the omnipresent propaganda that allows them to maintain control, and that’s all he needs to see to pick up a gun. An anti-authoritarian, pissed-off prole action classic courtesy Carpenter, and a movie that’ll get you ready to chew bubblegum and kick ass.

Co-presented with Gagosian


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