Pink Floyd: The Wall

Friday, AUGUST 9 at 8:00 PM. Tickets: $5.00

This is a 1982 British surrealist live-action/animated musical drama film directed by Alan Parker with animated segments by political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, and is based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album of the same name. The film centers around a solitude rocker named Pink, who, after being driven into insanity by the death of his father and many depressive moments during his lifetime, constructs a metaphorical (and sometimes physical) wall to be protected from the world and emotional situations around him. When this coping mechanism backfires he puts himself on trial and sets himself free. The screenplay was written by Pink Floyd vocalist and bassist Roger Waters.

It is best known for its imagery of mental isolation, drug use, war, fascism, dark or disturbing surreal animated sequences, sexual situations, violence and gore. Despite its turbulent production and the creators voicing their discontent about the final product, the film has established cult status.

1982 • R • 1 hr, 35 mins. • 35mm • Not for Kids

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