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The Thing 16-9

FACT presents

Artist's Choice: The Thing [18]

FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
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Runtime: 109 mins

Genre: Sci-fi Horror

Doors: 18:30. Screening: 19:00

We invited exhibiting artist R.I.P. Germain to guest curate a season of films that have influenced his creative practice. R.I.P. Germain's second selection is the 1982 cult sci-fi horror film, The Thing. Directed by John Carpenter from a screenplay by Bill Lancaster, the film combines Kurt Russell’s outstanding performance with incredible visuals to create a chilling adaptation. Based on the 1938 John W. Campbell Jr. novella Who Goes There?, the film tells the story of a group of researchers in Antarctica who encounter the eponymous "Thing," an extraterrestrial life-form that assimilates and then imitates other organisms. The group is overcome by paranoia and conflict as they learn that they can no longer trust each other, knowing that any one of them could be the Thing.

R.I.P. Germain's immersive exhibition "After GOD, Dudus Comes Next!” (2024) is on display at FACT from Friday 5 July to Sunday 13 October 20204.

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This screening does not include adverts. Doors open 30 minutes before the film is due to start, and the programme will begin promptly at 19:00. Please arrive in plenty of time to help our team ensure everyone has a great experience.


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“You will find versions of my practice in these three films. In one way or another they always manage to find a way of being a point of reference in the art that I make. That’s the type of influence they’ve had on me, and many others like myself, and that’s also the point.”

R.I.P. Germain

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