Movies In Focus And The National Justice Museum Present The John Carpenter Film Season

Movies In Focus has teamed up with the National Justice Museum in Nottingham for a series of movie screenings of from the Master Of Horror, John Carpenter. The season incorporates a range of classic titles from Carpenter’s impressive run through the 70s and 80s: The Fog, Big Trouble In Little China, Escape From New York and Assault on Precinct 13.

Regular readers of the site will know that I have a deep appreciation for Carpenter’s work – and even interviewed him back in 2015 (check it out here). I’d been hoping to get a season of his films screened for some time and now the time is right. I’ll be introducing each of the films with some background knowledge and analysis and there will also be a few surprises and added value thrown-in along the way. Be warned – each screening is strictly limited to 30 places. Over 15’s only.

The John Carpenter Film Season is sponsored by Last Exit To Nowhere and Wired Café.

See below for full dates and times. Please note that doors to the Museum will open at 7pm and each screening will start promptly at 8pm. Special tours for The Fog and Assault on Precinct 13 will begin at 7.15pm.

Get your tickets online here

The Fog (1980) – Sunday 11 March

Special introduction by film reviewer and commentator Niall Browne

Includes a Ghost Tour of the National Justice Museum

An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters. (IMDB)

Big Trouble In Little China (1986) – Thursday 22 March

Special introduction by film reviewer and commentator Niall Browne

An all-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. (IMDB)

Escape From New York (1981) – Sunday 8 April

Special introduction by film reviewer and commentator Niall Browne

In 1997, when the U.S. President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him. (IMDB)

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) – Thursday 19 April

Special introduction by film reviewer and commentator Niall Browne

Includes a tour of the National Justice Museum’s Edwardian Police Station

A police sergeant and an unlikely band of criminals defend a closing LA precinct office on New Year’s Eve against an army of gang members. (IMDB)

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