Venture underground into the Redcliffe Caves this March – it’s an unforgettable way to discover, or rediscover, some of the silver screen’s hidden gems, sleeper hits and genre favourites. Delve deep into one of the most unique locations in Bristol, themed like a military bunker specially for the occasion. Treat yourself to a beer onsite from our festival partners, Wickwar Wessex Brewing, and forget the outside world for a couple of hours…
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After chancing upon a mysterious pair of sunglasses, a Los Angeles drifter is shocked to find that wearing them exposes heinous subliminal propaganda and an alien race controlling the elite to keep the population in line. He resolves to save the world from this dystopia – but will anybody else take him seriously?
STARRING: Roddy Piper | Keith David | Meg Foster
DIRECTED: John Carpenter
WRITTEN: John Carpenter
PRODUCED: Larry Franco
THEY SAY: “Look at what it does to people, look at how it emboldens and provokes… fIt’s disturbing and ridiculous and outrageous and uncomfortable, but I think it’s the kind of great movie that doesn’t really need defense, it just needs to be given the air.”– Jonathan Lethem, 2010
WE SAY: A cult favourite and a surprise (if brief) box office hit, this enticing blend of sci-fi, horror and comedy still retains its relevance and urgency to this today – and if you’ve never seen THAT alley brawl fight sequence, you’re in for a particular treat…!