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Matango

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Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Ishirô Honda Run Time: 89 min. Release Year: 1963 Language: Japanese

Starring: Akira Kubo, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kenji Sahara, Kumi Mizuno, Yoshio Tsuchiya

One night only, don’t miss Matango — loosely translated to Attack of the Mushroom People.

Ishirô Honda’s offbeat and dark sci-fi horror film was initially banned in Japan when it was released in 1963. But in time, it’s built itself up as an enduring touchstone in Japanese cinema.

Matango uses spectacular practical effects and great performances to tell a captivating story of vacationers shipwrecked on a tropical island with limited food and a population of previous shipwreckees — hideously transformed by the island’s sinister flora.

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