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American Psycho + The Rules of Attraction (both 35mm)

June 30, 2017
7:00 pm
Roxie Theater

Bret Easton Ellis' savage satires of American business and higher education come together June 30th with a 35mm double-feature of AMERICAN PSYCHO and THE RULES OF ATTRACTION. While most are familiar with Christian Bale's career-defining role as PSYCHO's Patrick Bateman, fewer are familiar with James Van Der Beek's no-holds-barred performance as Bateman's brother Sean and PULP FICTION screenwriter Roger Avary's go-for-broke adaptation of Ellis' college-set novel. $15, one or both films! 7:00pm AMERICAN PSYCHO (35mm) Those that disavowed Bret Easton Ellis' novel 'American Psycho' in the late-'80s clearly couldn't see the insidious skewering of Reagan-era capitalism, machismo, and of the New York restaurant scene that was nestled within. Director Mary Harron made everyone sit up and realize just what a remarkable and disturbing satire it was, by way of Christian Bale's iconic and unforgettable role as Patrick Bateman. 9:00pm THE RULES OF ATTRACTION (35mm) One of the best films you've never seen, and the perfect compliment to AMERICAN PSYCHO. Foolishly marketed as a teen comedy upon its release in 2002, moviegoers were shocked and horrified by the nightmarish, brilliant satire that reached screens. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, written and directed by PULP FICTION screenwriter Roger Avary, THE RULES OF ATTRACTION punctures the jugular of the American college experience, with James Van Der Beek playing Patrick Bateman's younger brother Sean, embroiled in a fatal love triangle at Camden college. FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS

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