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This print was originally available for purchase at a special screening of They Live, presented by Mondo and hosted by Shepard Fairey, at the Alamo Drafthouse on 06/09/2011. The remainder of the run was released for sale on Mondotees.com on 06/10/2011. It was not sold through Obeygiant.com.
Each person who attended the Drafthouse screening received one print, the cost of which was included in the $60 ticket price. The prints sold on the Mondo website were priced at $50.
RARE 35MM SCREENING!
Art guerrilla leader Shepard Fairey of the OBEY empire hosts a special screening! One of the most beloved films of the '80s, THEY LIVE follows a professional wrestler using hyper-advanced sunglasses to blow the lid off a transdimensional human enslavement plot. Straight-to-video aesthetics sink their teeth into a major studio budget, providing as many explosions and skinless spacemen as you can shake a cocked shotgun at. Rowdy Roddy Piper exhibits even more talent and leading man charisma than the Hulkster pulled off in SUBURBAN COMMANDO and SANTA WITH MUSCLES combined. Also featured is a tremendous amount of media paranoia, ridiculous dialogue ("Eeeugh! Formaldehyde face!") and the most impractically lengthy street fight caught on film. Whether you're a Pipermaniac, a Carpenterphile, or just despise alien invaders, this is the movie that will open your eyes to the terrifying truth about bubblegum, billboards and little old ladies.
The ticket for this screening includes a THEY LIVE poster by Shepard Fairey!
Related Prints: They Live 2