Ghosts of Mars
Friday, Oct 20 at 7:15 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. John Carpenter. 2001, 98 mins. 35mm. With Jason Statham, Pam Grier, Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube. On a terraformed Mars, a prisoner escort force led by Statham, Henstridge, and Grier uncovers a mining colony that has been taken over by a hostile, seemingly feral group of raiders. They soon discover that a more mysterious and evil force is at play and are forced to band together with prisoner James “Desolation” Williams (Ice Cube) to escape after the miners have opened a vault from an ancient Martian civilization and released evil spirits. Carpenter’s sci-fi horror western, drenched in the color of the red-stained Mars sand, has grown in stature as a cult favorite since its release, and features Ice Cube in the kind of unapologetically tough but ultimately fair and kind-hearted role he was made for.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.