This July we celebrate the American experience, After Hours style. Join us for our weekly late-night screening series at the Angelika Dallas and Mosaic:
COMING TO AMERICA (1988) – 7/4 & 7/5
COMING TO AMERICA casts comedian Eddie Murphy as pampered African prince Akeem, who rebels against an arranged marriage and heads to America to find a new bride. Murphy’s regal father (James Earl Jones) agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U.S., sending the prince’s faithful retainer Semmi (Arsenio Hall) along to make sure nothing untoward happens. Murphy and Hall play multiple roles, and there are innumerable celebrity cameos peppered throughout the proceedings — including the Duke Brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) from Trading Places.
AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) 7/11 & 7/12
Hatchets fly, butcher knives chop, and chainsaws rip in this unforgettable adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ AMERICAN PSYCHO. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale, THE DARK KNIGHT) is a young, handsome, ivy leagued investment banker on Wall Street with a dark secret. He hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical and gratuitous fantasies fueled by jealous materialism when he discovers someone else has acquired more than him. The darkly comic thriller also stars Justin Theroux (CHARLIE’S ANGELS) and Josh Lucas (A BEAUTIFUL MIND).
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001) – 7/18 & 7/19
Directed and co-written by David Wain with Michael Showalter (veterans of the cult favorite sketch comedy show The State), WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER is the story of a summer at Camp Firewood in 1981 and the debauchery that ensues there. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, played by Janeane Garofalo, who struggles to keep order in camp as she falls in love with a local astrophysics professor (David Hyde Pierce). The hilarious ensemble cast also includes Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Joe Lo Truglio, and Ken Marino.
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981) – 7/25 & 7/26
John Landis (ANIMAL HOUSE) delivers this comedy-horror film about two American college students on a walking tour of Britain who are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. After David awakes in the hospital with a nasty bite, Jack, newly deceased and quickly decomposing, delivers the unfortunate news that unless he commits suicide, David will become a werewolf when the moon is full. With eye-popping (and Oscar-winning) special effects from makeup guru Rick Baker, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON is a film that manages to both scare and amuse.
Cult favorites return to the big screen every Friday and Saturday night, exclusively at the Angelika Dallas and Angelika at Mosaic. Tickets are just $7, on sale now at angelikafilmcenter.com.