Controversial Priest director Bird recontextualizes Manifest Destiny in this sanguine slab of comedy-horror set in the Old West. Disgraced Army officer John Boyd (Guy Pearce) must contend with murder, mayhem, and temptation after a frostbitten stranger (Robert Carlyle) wanders in from the cold with a chilling tale of cannibalism.
Hot + Bothered: Films of Temptation and Personal Destruction
Fridays, July 6 – August 3, 8PM
Organized jointly by the Hammer and the UCLA Film & Television Archive, Hot + Bothered is a five-night outdoor screening series featuring the disturbed downfalls of characters seduced by the unattainable. Whether an aging businessman, a Japanese prostitute, or a biblical strongman, these tortured souls are doomed by their own desires. Cash bar open at 7pm. Pre-show music at 8pm by the street busking ensemble, The Not So Lonelies. Screenings start at sundown. Content is for mature audiences.
Supported in part by the UCLA Arts Initiative.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE
Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation and Mimi and Werner Wolfen. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Erika Glazer, and an anonymous donor.