Director Alex Cox In Person for a post film Q&A | Music Box Members get in free by showing their membership cards at the box office an hour before the show
Originally released in 1987 at the height of Reagan-era policies concerning Central America, WALKER challenges the outrages of the ideological present with the absurdities of the historical past. Though attacked by many critics upon the film’s premiere as being “excessive” and “anarchic,” WALKER now stands as one of cinema’s most vibrant works of political satire. Featuring a script by Rudy Wurlitzer (PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID), a haunting score by The Clash’s Joe Strummer, and a wild-eyed central performance from Ed Harris, WALKER is a surreal, darkly comic journey into the twisted heart of American imperialism and political celebrity. Join maverick director Alex Cox for a rare 35 mm screening and on-stage conversation of a film as relevant now as ever before.
Alex Cox was born outside Liverpool, in 1954. Studied at Oxford, Bristol, and UCLA. Director and writer of various films, including REPO MAN, STRAIGHT TO HELL, and TOMBSTONE RASHOMON. Honorary citizen of Tucson, AZ.
Presented in partnership with DePaul University's School of Cinematic Arts