INVADERS FROM MARS
Sunday, April 9
70th anniversary restoration!
Directed by William Cameron Menzies
Starring Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt
Approx. 77 min. DCP.
Nightmare vision of alien invasion seen through the eyes of a small boy — a triumph of low-budget stylized production design.
“Menzies emulates Norman Rockwell’s tones and compositions, then twists them, creating a Twilight Zone atmosphere… [His] suggestions of people falling into a whirling sand pit are eerier than anything in Tobe Hooper’s remake.”
– Michael Sragow, The New Yorker