They Live

In director John Carpenter's They Live, John Nada, a drifter in Los Angeles, is the only person in the world who knows that members of the city's society scene aren't really humans but aliens. (We knew L.A. was full of beings from another planet - no human could breathe in that much smog and live.) Carpenter, who also made Halloween and Escape from New York, serves up a smart sci-fi yarn that makes for a bit of fun with just a hint of social commentary. 11:55 p.m. Friday and Saturday. River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray. For information, call 713-866-8881 or visit $9.
Fri., Oct. 16, 11:55 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 17, 11:55 p.m., 2009
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