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Barbara Kruger Selects
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

December 3 at 1:00
East Building Auditorium

A small-town doctor senses danger when several of his patients utter the same peculiar story, alleging that their loved ones have been replaced by “duplicates.” Despite dismissive remarks from a local psychiatrist, the doctor regards this syndrome as more than mere hysteria. In fact, an alien menace has infiltrated the town and will not leave until every inhabitant becomes a cold, unfeeling copy of whomever they once were. A standout in the postwar sci-fi B-movie genre, Invasion of the Body Snatchers was lauded at the time as a masterful allegory of American Cold War paranoia — and the film remains as unsettling now as ever. (Don Siegel, 1956, DCP, 80 minutes)

courtesy Allied Artists Picture Corporation/Photofest

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