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January 15–21, 2016

Chicago Premiere

Moonwalkers

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Film still: Moonwalkers
"[Director Antoine] Bardou-Jacquet and writer Dean Craig fuse a 1960s-era British farce with the cynical juvenilia of Kubrick's early comedies with a violent crime thriller along the lines of Mike Hodges's Get Carter"
  —Slant Magazine
3 stars "Cheerfully insane, comically violent, often confounding... featuring terrific performances by [Ron] Perlman and [Rupert] Grint"
  —Chicago Sun-Times

What if Apollo 11 never actually made it? What if, in reality, Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the US administration? This is the premise of a totally plausible conspiracy theory that takes us to swinging sixties London, where a stubborn CIA agent (Sons of Anarchy's Ron Perlman a.k.a. Hellboy) will never find Kubrick but instead is forced to team up with Harry Potter regular Rupert Grint's lousy manager of a seedy rock band to develop the biggest con of all time, in this riotous, high-tempo action-comedy. Both stars go all-in on the comedy, and Rupert Grint is especially funny as stoner Jonny, whose manic energy plays off of Ron Perlman's stone-cold killer persona for plenty of laughs.

Directed by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet, France, 2015, 107 mins.

Showtimes

  • Fri., Jan. 15 at 7:30 pm
  • Sat.–Sun., Jan. 16–17 at 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., Jan. 18–21 at 7:30 pm
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Tickets

$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. Call the Cinémathèque Hotline at 773.281.4114 for the latest schedule, showtimes and updates.

For all Cinémathèque inquiries, contact Charles Coleman at 773.281.9075 or charles@facets.org.

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