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Out of Copyright Film Night - Teenagers from Outer Space

Free Event

Squeaky clean 1958 America, before #MeToo, the inconvenient mess of racism and Trumpism, finds itself invaded by a group of young white men from a distant planet. One of the visitors rebels against the autocratic intergalatic regime's demand that Planet Earth be turned into a vast agricultural grazing site for giant lobsters.

He flees into middle America into the surprisingly welcome arms of the community who embrace this immigrant as one of their own.

Fabulous suits and frocks, great James Dean haircuts, but heavily wooden acting. The giant lobster is underwhelming, the tension pretty much non-existent, in this classic film from a time that extreme conservatives would have us all return to.

Earlier Event: 13 January
Sunday Session: Mick Trembath
Later Event: 20 January
Sunday Session: Nina Rose