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Home / GUNNZO: THE SPECTACULAR CHAOS OF JAMES GUNN
Hilarious, operatically violent, and completely gonzo, the films of James Gunn were made for the big screen. Beyond Fest and the American Cinematheque present some of his finest and wildest work. Overdose on the cinematic madness of James Gunn and celebrate the release of his lastest sensorial overload, THE SUICIDE SQUAD a pitch-perfect culmination of 25 years of cinematic excess.
Other films in the series include the James Gunn penned DAWN OF THE DEAD which sits alongside THE THING, THE FLY and INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS as the greatest horror retold tales. Presented at the Los Feliz 3 twice in 35mm as well as Gunn’s wildest script the ultra-fun, ultra-violent THE BELKO EXPERIMENT.
His directorial debut, SLITHER, a tribute to B-movies has oozed its way into hearts and is now a modern-day cult classic featuring Gunn mainstays Michael Rooker and Nathan Fillion.
The next film in the DCEU isn’t just the best, it’s the most outrageously, deliriously brilliant film Gunn has made. Writing and directing with a fury to make the Squad his own, Gunn’s work is a fully-realized comic book blockbuster that leaves it all splattered across the screen.
Aero Theatre | Free Sneak Preview! Co-Presented with Beyond Fest
$8.00 (member) ; $13 (general admission)
Los Feliz 3 | In 35mm
$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)
Los Feliz 3 | Part of the “GUNNZO: The Spectacular Chaos of James Gunn” series