Wednesday, June 20, 2012

PAST: FILM: The Summer Camp Film Series "Pup Tense" at the Hirshhorn concludes with a Screening of "Cujo" on THURS, June 20th at 8:00pm, Free

Summer Camp Film Series "Pup Tense" at the Hirshhorn Ring Auditorium
Thursdays in June: 6th, 13th & 20th

"Online feline follies leave you catatonic? You’ll go barking mad for our off-the-leash summer cinema. Just in time for the dog days, this year’s Camp is dressed to the K-9s and has a license to kill. As terrifying as they are ridiculous—and rabid enough to give Old Yeller pause—these beastly tales could make Cesar Millan’s hair stand on end. Leave the kids at home with Snoopy, Benji, and all those other milquetoast mutts, and join the big dogs for a “groan-up” fright night. Before each screening, Camp counselor and film scholar Dr. David Wilt takes the deranged dog genre for a walk, making sense of all the blood-cur-dling mayhem." Remaining films in the series below.

Thursday, June 20th
Cujo, 1983
Like the Stephen King bestseller that gave birth to him, a once lovable Saint Bernard has become—ahem—unputdownable. In Lewis Teague’s “classic” adaptation, bats figure prominently at both the beginning and the end. So does a Ford Pinto. “Can he eat his way in here?” asks little Tad. “Can he?” Just you wait, kid—just you wait.

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