American Psycho with in-person guests

Location: Silent Movie Theatre, 611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
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Description: As part of its "Mistresses of Horror" series, the Cinefamily's 3rd Annual Halloween Horrorfestival presents this 10th anniversary screening of AMERICAN PSYCHO, based on the novel by Brett Easton Ellis. Director Mary Harron and writer Guinevere Turner will be in attendance to answer questions. From the website:

Bret Easton Ellis’ “American Psycho” is one of those books that runs a high risk of being adapted into an intellectually impoverished genre pic -- but in director Mary Harron’s hands, a fine book is adapted into a film as delectable for the mind as it is for the senses. Harron’s film explodes right through Ellis’ carefully arranged infinity pool of staggering surface; it takes the central “Bateman” character and lays bare his deeply buried emotional core, which turns out to be just as fascinatingly horrifying and fun as the elegantly designed and gruesome murder sequences. Harron heroically fought hard for Christian Bale to play the title role, and we should all be grateful for the truly terrifying visceral impact that is Bale’s haunted eyes peering out from the mask of his sculptural face (and even more sculpted abs). Cherished for its black humor and pop wit, Harron’s portrait of boredom, excess, narcissism and evil bears the traces of her roots as an O.G. punk in the ‘70s, and applies them to a film that takes a hard, cool, high-art look at the grotesque moral grand guignol that was the American ‘80s. More like American Psyche, man. Mary Harron and co-writer Guinevere Turner will both be at the Cinefamily in person for a Q&A after the film! Plus, DJ Sam Cooper (Dublab) will be here to spin tunes before the show! Dir. Mary Harron, 2000, 35mm, 102 min.

Date: October 10 at 8pm