DIRECTOR’S LOBBY Film Series:
John Carpenter - FALL
Central Library -
Browning Room B
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL)
HOSTS: Ted Haycraft &
6 Nov 2013 Wed: Dark Star - 1974. After
years into their mission to destroy unstable planets in
star systems to be colonized, things begin to go
out as a USC student film, is a sci-fi dark comedy and
now can be seen as the link between Stanley Kubrick’s
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) and Ridley Scott’s
20 Nov 2013 Wed: Assault On Precinct 13 - 1976.
An abandoned police station is under attack by
overwhelming numbers of a street gang. His modern day
updating of Howard Hawk’s (Carpenter’s favorite
4 Dec 2013 Wed: Escape From
New York - 1981.
has become a maximum security prison. Snake
Plissken is a criminal forced into rescuing the United
States President inside the walled-off fortress.
Stars Kurt Russell - who teamed with Carpenter 5
18 Dec 2013 Wed: The Thing - 1982.
A shape-shifting alien assumes the appearance of the
people it kills. A
remake of Howard Hawk’s 1951 film. Carpenter’s version
sticks closer to the novella that both films are based
on. Stars Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, and
15 Jan 2014 Wed: Starman - 1984. An alien takes the form of a young widow’s husband and asks
her to drive him from
garnered Golden Globe & Oscar nominations for Jeff
Bridges. Also stars Karen Allen and Charles Martin
An E.T. for adults.
22 Jan 2014 Wed: Big Trouble In Little
China - 1986.
An all-American trucker gets dragged into a
centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.
plays a clueless action hero. Also stars a pre-SEX In
The City Kim Cattrall and James Hong.
5 Feb 2014 Wed: They
Live - 1988. A drifter discovers a pair of
sunglasses that allow him to see that aliens have taken
over the Earth’s ruling class in L.A. It
has been critically reevaluated as of late - especially
since the Economic Depression of 2008.
Stars Roddy Piper as “Nada”, Keith David and Meg