Rubber (Free Sneak Preview)

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Date: January 21 at midnight
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Description: The Cinefamily presents a free sneak preview of this oddball, low-budget horror film about - believe it or not - a killer tire. To attend, you need to RSVP ahead of time; each would be attendee needs to RSVP individually. You will receive a confirmation email about your RSVP 24-48 hours before showtime. Early arrival is highly recommended: your RSVP does not guarantee you a seat; seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before showtime. No one will be admitted after the film has begun.

From the website:

“For those who thrive on the willfully absurd, Dupieux's creation will be an instant hit.” -- Todd Brown, Twitch.com

One of our favorite horror sub-genre traditions: the murderous inanimate object. Evil tree -- check (The Guardian); evil bed -- check (Death Bed), evil car -- double check (Duel & Christine); and now, evil car tire! French director Quentin Dupieux, best known stateside under his electronic music-making moniker Mr. Oizo, delivers an ominous, heady mixture of exploding heads, deadpan comedy and immaculately executed cinematography, as “Robert” (a seemingly ordinary discarded car tire) develops sentience, roams the Southwest deserts, and learns to telekinetically blow up anything in its path that it can’t squash by rolling over -- all while a Greek chorus of onlookers watch the film-within-the-film that actually is the film! Rubber is devious late-night fun, full of irony and allusions -- not so much a horror movie, but a movie about horror movies that celebrates the inherently absurd and surreal notion of movie conventions. It’s as if Godard actually made a B-movie, rather than referencing them. Dir. Quentin Dupieux, 2010, 35mm, 85 min.

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