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Drafthouse Films presents ROAR + SKYPE Q&A WITH CO-STAR JOHN MARSHALL
May 29, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm| $8
In the mid-70s, Tippi Hedren (The Birds), her daughter Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), her husband Noel Marshall (The Exorcist) and their young son John embarked on a film that would ultimately take them 11 years and 17 million dollars to complete. They called it ROAR and it tells the story of a wildlife preservationist and his family defending themselves from flocks of ravening jungle beasts invading their home. Its massive animal cast included 132 lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars and an elephant – all living with them completely unsupervised in their LA home.
Cinematographer Jan de Bont (Speed) had his scalp lifted by a lion. Melanie Griffith required facial reconstructive surgery. We wish we were making this up.
Every so often a movie comes along that is simply beyond categorization: so bizarre, so utterly anomalous, so completely and thoroughly DEMENTED that it simply must be seen to be believed. It’s been called the most dangerous film ever made. It’s been said that simply watching it feels dangerous. It’s ROAR, and we’re bringing it to Brooklyn for an exclusive week-long run!
No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. 70 members of the cast and crew were.