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A Special Event! Russ Tamblyn in Person!

HUMAN HIGHWAY (DIRECTOR'S CUT)

United States | 1982 | Bernard Shakey (Neil Young), Dean Stockwell

Oscar-nominated actor Russ Tamblyn (Riff in West Side Story, Dr. Lawrence Jacoby in Twin Peaks, Son of a Gunfighter in Django Unchained) will answer questions after a screening of a forgotten 1982 comedy that he acts in and co-wrote. Because it was hardly released, it never became the cult film it deserved to be. (However, it might have inspired The Simpsons.) Set at a gas station and diner next door to a nuclear power plant on the last day on earth, this anarchic satire stars co-director Neil Young as both Lionel, a nerdy, dim-witted auto mechanic, and Frankie Fontaine, his rock star alter ego. Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell, Sally Kirkland, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Devo (playing workers at the nuke plant) co-star. Devo/Young performances include “Worried Man Blues” and “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black).” New digital restoration! Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. 80 min.

Special admission $15; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $10; no passes, twofers, or radio winners.

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