- Wed, Oct 25
Director: Paul Schrader Run Time: 118 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1982
Starring: Ed Begley Jr., John Heard, Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Ruby Dee
Screenwriters: DeWitt Bodeen, Alan Ormsby, Paul Schrader
Producer: Charles W. Fries
Co-presented by Community Programming Partner Synth History
Paul Schrader sleazes up the classic feline horror fantasy of sublimated sexuality, animalistic desire, and personal transformation. After years of separation, the beautiful Irena and her minister brother, Paul, reunite in New Orleans. When zoologists capture a wild panther, Irena is mysteriously drawn to the animal — and the zoo curator is drawn to her. Soon, Irena’s brother will have to reveal the family secret: that they are doomed to morph into monstrous beasts upon sexual arousal. With a Golden Globe-nominated soundtrack from the legendary Giorgio Moroder and a hit song from the late great David Bowie, this film will bring out the wild animal in you!