Late Night Cult Classics at The Loft Cinema! The greatest cult movies of all-time are back on the big screen!
“One of the great cult films of all time … a thrill-a-minute action extravaganza.”- Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
A ragtag gang of small-time hoods are forced to battle their way through the urban jungles of New York City in this ultra-violent, comic book-inspired action thriller from director Walter Hill. In The Warriors, a conflict of gigantic proportions is looming in the neon underground of The Big Apple. When a charismatic gang leader is shot at a conclave in the Bronx meant to unite all the gangs in New York City, a troupe from Coney Island called The Warriors is unfairly blamed for the assassination, and have to fight all the way back to their own home turf - which means an ever-escalating series of skirmishes with colorfully improbable gangs like The Baseball Furies, who wear baseball uniforms and KISS-inspired face make-up, The Lizzies, a tough all-female gang, and The Punks, a bib overall-clad gang whose preferred mode of transportation is roller skates. Over the course of one long night, The Warriors will fight for their lives, fall in love, learn the meaning of loyalty … and maybe even make it home in time for breakfast! Loosely inspired by the mythical journey in Homer’s The Odyssey and shot through with zesty pop existentialism, kinetic violence and deliciously operatic excess, The Warriors is a bone-crunching, candy-colored, beer bottle-clanking comic book come to life. Warriors, come out to play-i-yah! (Dir. by Walter Hill, 1979, USA, 93 mins., Rated R) Digital