SLIFF offers a double dose of comic mayhem from Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Joe Dante. In the classic “Gremlins,” mild-mannered bank teller Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) is given cuddly, big-eyed Gizmo as a pet for Christmas, but the Mogwai comes with three stern admonitions: no water, no food after midnight, and no bright light. When Billy accidentally violates the rules, the appalling result is an army of miniature green monsters who gleefully tear through the small town of Kingston Falls, wreaking outlandishly entertaining destruction.
In Dante’s 1990 sequel, Gizmo falls into the clutches of the mad scientists at Clamp Enterprises. At the mercy of chief researcher Dr. Catheter (Christopher Lee), Gizmo attempts an escape with the aid of old friend Billy and his fiancée (Phoebe Cates).
SINGLE ADMISSION FOR DOUBLE BILL
SLIFF also screens Dante’s “The Hole” on Nov. 10 and “The Movie Orgy” on Nov. 11
With director Dante.