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Get ready to have your heart warmed, your spirits lifted, and your hope restored: MoPOP’s new film series, The Comeback, is all about lifting up the underdog, the Hail Mary, the impossible victory.
In our latest installment of Movies at MoPOP, we’ll be covering cult films from all over the genre map that exemplify the uphill battle, and eventual victory of the unlikely Comeback. Join MoPOP’s very own Kasi Gaarenstroom and a special guest every month to watch unlikely heroes achieve the impossible. All films will be screened virtually.
After over a year of isolation and untold hardship, we hope this series inspires viewers to reflect on their own Comebacks in the last 18 months. Whether you got a new job, began a new hobby, or just made it through the pandemic as best as you could, we wanna hear your comeback stories.
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Online: Watch Your Own
PG | 103 mins | Dir. Hayao Miyazaki | 1989
“I was feeling blue, but I'm better now.”
Kiki is 13, which means she must now leave home to become a full-fledged witch. With just her broom and her black cat Jiji, Kiki must learn to make it in a new town. When her witch powers start to falter, Kiki has a crisis of faith. Can she get over her mental block to become the witch she’s meant to be?
It's Coming from Inside the House!, MoPOP's horror film watchalong series, is expanding our list of 100 Horror Films To See Before You Die. We're going to be working with our horror community to dig back into the list, see what we missed, and how we can start the work of updating the list every year to include the best that the horror genre has wrought from the depths of darkness.
Each watchalong we'll have a new guest pick a film to watch that they feel deserves a spot on the list as it expands, and they'll join us to make the case for its inclusion.
It's Coming from Inside the House! Presents
Friday, October 23, 2020
7pm PT / 10pm ET
Rated R • 101 mins • Directed by Antonia Bird • 1999
In a remote military outpost in the 19th century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.
This month, MoPOP’s Robert Rutherford and Movies at MoPOP Producer Kasi Gaarenstroom are joined by special guest Seth Wolfson, owner and creator of Hourglass Escapes, home of the world’s only officially licensed Evil Dead 2 escape room. Seth chose this month’s selection, Ravenous, a film that is nearly impossible to describe to those who haven’t seen it — an odd but incredibly effective mash-up of cannibals, the supernatural, gallows humor, and scene-chomping performances by Guy Pearce and Robert Carlyle, all of it set to a banjo-heavy score by Damon Albarn of Gorillaz fame. Sound crazy? It is!
Here are a handful of program elements that you can expect to see:
- Pre-film introduction with MoPOP’s Robert Rutherford and Kasi Gaarenstroom with special guest Seth Wolfson from Hourglass Escapes.
- Cheap-as-heck quarantine cosplay - here’s some inspiration for how to get your own raw meat to feast upon!
- Cocktails and mocktail recommendations:
- Cocktail pairing – Muster up the courage to charge into The Last Frontier with this tequila cocktail.
- Mocktail pairing – Fake booze, fake blood too, but the color and the citrus pop of this Blood Orange Mocktail Mule will have you craving more.
- Chat with the Robert, Kasi, Seth and other fans during the film
- Post-film discussion on why Ravenous deserves a spot on our list of 100+ Horror Films to See Before You Die.
If you happen to own a copy of the film, get it queued up at 7 p.m. PT on Friday, October 23rd! Otherwise, here's where you can find Ravenous online: