Cult Films series to screen ‘Repo Man’

On Thursday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., the ongoing Cult Films series at Greenwich Library will screen the sci-fi classic Repo Man.

Special guest speaker Everett Perdue will discuss the film’s back story and its impact on audiences then and now.

In Repo Man, an aimless young punk Otto (Emilio Estevez) takes a job with Bud (Harry Dean Stanton) repossessing cars after learning that his hippie parents have given the money for his education to a crooked televangelist. One day Otto, other repo men and government agents race all over Los Angeles to find a certain Chevy Malibu, which may or may not have dead aliens from outer space in the trunk. This wild, almost surreal comedy-thriller by writer-director Alex Cox never lags in its pacing.

In the course of the series, Mr. Morrissey will cover a wide sweep of genres, comedies, crime noir, horror, thrillers, musicals, spaghetti westerns, Hitchcock, Fellini and more. Patrons interested in cult films should visit greenwichlibrary.org/CultFilms.aspx to read some of Mr. Morrissey’s blog, and for a complete list of upcoming films in this new series.

This series is open to all at no charge and will be held in the meeting room. For more information, contact Mr. Morrissey at [email protected] or call 203-622-7918. Thousands of film titles are available in the library’s DVD collection, and online through the library’s new hoopla service.

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