Venue/Location: Bagdad Theater, 3702 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd, Phone: (503) 467-7521
Date: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 11:00 PM
Cort and Fatboy Midnight Movie - E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
21 and over
Doors open at 10pm, a pre-show entertainment reel will begin around 10:30pm, and then E.T. in 35mm begins at 11pm.
To download the accompanying commentaries for this and previous Midnight Movies, visit cortandfatboy.com
Now entering its sixth year, the cortandfatboy Midnight Movie series has established certain rhythms. May is always a celebration of all things Lebowski. Summer is where blockbusters of the past come to reign supreme over the lackluster offerings of the modern day. And January is when we take a trip back to childhood. This January: the most successful family film of all time, "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" presented in 35mm.
This is probably the height of Spielberg's powers as master-manipulator, plucker of heartstrings, and jerker of tears. And whether the FBI agents are toting shotguns or packing walkie-talkies (really, who sends a vanload of shotgun toting FBI agents after a bunch of prepubescents on BMX bikes?) the journey that Eliot and E.T. go on still packs its punch, because the modern fairytale Spielberg and writer Melissa Matheson cooked up is pure magic. How else could you explain the whole world falling in love with a bug-eyed space-booger? Hell, you're probably humming the theme to yourself just reading about it.
Poster Art by TheThomasWilson!