sunday, may 19 at 7:30pm | GENERAL ADMISSION: $8 • LOFT MEMBERS: $6
Part of Loft Staff Selects, a monthly series showcasing film favorites chosen by our amazing Loft Cinema staff! This month’s film was chosen by LAURA BARGFELD, Floor Staff!
“A beautifully-crafted, white-knuckle, roller-coaster ride of old-school filmmaking – the kind that believes that the less you show, the better.” – Lou Lumenick, New York Post
In this frightening, mind-bending sci-fi thriller from Oscar-nominated writer/director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense; Unbreakable), an ordinary American family is forced to confront the terrifying possibility of extraterrestrial invasion. Signs tells the story of the Hess family, who live and work on a farm in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Life down on the farm is extraordinarily ordinary, until the family patriarch, Graham (Mel Gibson), wakes up one morning to discover a 500-foot crop circle in their backyard. As he investigates the growing mystery, and his family comes to believe that extraterrestrials are responsible for the appearance of the cryptic sign in their field, everything he had assumed about the world begins to change. As Graham, his brother (Joaquin Phoenix), and his young children (Abigail Breslin and Rory Culkin), watch with growing dread from their isolated farm, the news of crop circles being found all over the world begins to spread, and this typical American family must soon face the horrifying possibility that they are about to face their last moments on Earth as the world prepares for the ultimate invasion from beyond the stars. Filled with M. Night Shyamalan’s trademark blend of suspense and mystery, Signs explores the real-life phenomena of crop signs with a chilling sense of impending terror not easily forgotten! (Dir. by M. Night Shyamalan, 2002, USA, 106 mins., Rated PG-13)