Each month in 2017, travel back to a time when storylines were weirder, movie stars were scrappier, and special effects meant plenty of Claymation and slime. 

The 1980s and early ’90s produced a wave of wildly creative independent films that opened viewers’ minds to new ideas: supernatural phenomena, otherworldly creatures, and the countercultures thriving on the fringes of American society. The yearlong series kicks off with a film from 1980 (Ken Russell’s psychedelic nightmare Altered States) jumping forward a year each month until the series concludes in December with a film from 1991. Before the show, enjoy trailers and commercials from the year the film was made. Most screenings fall on the first Friday of the month.

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In This Series

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Film

Altered States (1980)
Friday, January 6, 2017
8:00 pm9:50 pm

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Film

Ms. 45 (1981)
Friday, February 3, 2017
8:00 pm9:25 pm

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Film

The Thing (1982)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
8:00 pm9:55 pm

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Film

Born in Flames (1983)
Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00 pm10:00 pm

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Film

Repo Man (1984)
Friday, May 5, 2017
8:00 pm9:40 pm

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Film

Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Friday, June 2, 2017
8:00 pm9:55 pm

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Film

River's Edge (1986)
Thursday, July 6, 2017
8:00 pm9:45 pm

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Film

The Lost Boys (1987)
Friday, August 4, 2017
8:00 pm9:45 pm

Directed by Joel Schumacher (1987, 98 min.). 35mm.

Film

They Live (1988)
Friday, September 1, 2017
8:00 pm9:45 pm

Directed by John Carpenter (1988, 97 min.). 35mm.

Film

Vampire's Kiss (1989)
Friday, October 6, 2017
8:00 pm9:50 pm

Directed by Robert Bierman (1989, 103 min.). 35 mm.

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Film

Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Friday, November 3, 2017
8:00 pm10:00 pm

Directed by Adrian Lyne (1990, 120 min.). Format TBD.

Film

Film TBA (1991)
Friday, December 1, 2017
8:00 pm9:50 pm