Matinee

Matinee

A FILM BY: Joe Dante
WRITTEN BY: Jerico, Charlie Haas
STARRING: John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton

It’s 1962 and the Cuban Missile Crisis threatens to annihilate all life on this planet—but more ominously for the kids on the block, all this grown-up riffraff might pre-empt the Key West premiere of MANT!, the latest film from exploitation maven Lawrence Woolsey (John Goodman).  A loving homage to William Castle and the ranks of forgotten dumpster auteurs whose low-budget sci-fi and monster mash pictures fired the imagination of countless adolescents, MATINEE reminds us that even when films are mass market entertainment rolled out nationwide, they’re enjoyed in specific theater, and every screening is a special occasion. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1993
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 99 mins
Format: 35mm