28. December 2017 - 22:00
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Magnificent 70mm — John Carpenter's The Thing | TIFF | Thursday, 28. December 2017

Spend your winter in widescreen with the only known 70mm print of The Thing ⚡ Director John Carpenter's big-budget remake of Howard Hawks' 1950s classic has since been reclaimed as a modern masterpiece of sci-fi.

After a bizarre run-in with a fleeing husky and a helicopter full of manic, trigger-happy Norwegians, the crew of an American research station in the snowy wastes of Antarctica realizes that they have been invaded by a deadly alien parasite which can ingest and perfectly imitate any biological organism. Led by boozy chopper pilot MacReady (Kurt Russell, in sombrero and windswept hair), the men desperately try to determine which — or how many — of them are "the thing" before they are all taken over.

*Please note that colour has partially faded on this print, the only known 70mm copy.*