11:30pm - Friday, Sep 2, 2016
Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.
The second rule of Fight Club is: You DO NOT talk about Fight Club!
David Fincher's magnetic neo-noir drama FIGHT CLUB (based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk) broke rules (and maybe a few faces) when it was released in 1991, and has since grown into a much-loved and oft-quoted pop culture classic. Ed Norton plays the unnamed protagonist, an "everyman" who is so discontented with his run-of-the-mill white-collar job and bland, IKEA-heavy existence that his malaise and unchecked male angst leads to his forming an illicit, underground "fight club" with oddball soap maker Tyler Durden (a smoldering Brad Pitt). The "club" appeals to other equally malcontent men (including Meat Loaf and Jared Leto) looking to the highs from recreational fights to get off and feel alive. Things get more complicated when "the narrator" becomes embroiled in a complicated relationship with an equally dissolute woman, played by Helena Bonham Carter.
"FIGHT CLUB pulls you in, challenges your prejudices, rocks your world and leaves you laughing in the face of an abyss. It's alive, all right. It's also an uncompromising American classic". (Rolling Stone)
"FIGHT CLUB is one movie that exactly caught the pre-millennial tension. Great performances, stunning visuals and a plot like nothing you've ever seen - one of the films of the year." (Empire Magazine)
Friday, September 2
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm
Tickets $8 advance | $10 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
FIGHT CLUB (David Fincher, 1999 / 139 mins / 18A) A depressed man suffering from insomnia meets a strange soap salesman named Tyler Durden and soon finds himself living in his squalid house after his perfect apartment is destroyed. The two bored men form an underground club with strict rules and fight other men who are fed up with their mundane lives. Their perfect partnership frays when Marla, a fellow support group crasher, attracts Tyler's attention.
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