Brooklyn! “THE KEEP” is playing in 35mm tonight!
In teaming with Texas’ Alamo Drafthouse and Los Angeles’ Cinefamily, Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema has brought over the British Film Insititute’s 35mm print of Michael Mann’s strange, Tangerine Dream-scored early work, THE KEEP.
“Before his mainstream success with MIAMI VICE, HEAT, THE INSIDER and ALI director Michael Mann explored the horror genre in the early 80’s with his film adaptation of F. Paul Wilson’s vampire fantasy novel set in the latter days of WWII called THE KEEP,” writes Nitehawk. “The story depicts the German army’s unfortunate intersection with an epic battle between supernatural beings in a remote mountain castle in Romania. A group of Nazis led by Jürgen Prochnow is forced to join forces with an ailing Jewish historian (Ian McKellen) to prevent an ancient demon from returning to the mortal realm all taking place in a wonderfully creepy atmosphere. Mann in adapting the book created one of the best horror films of the decade, a piece almost entirely reliant on mood vs. conventional storytelling. With a cast featuring Scott Glenn, Gabriel Byrne, and a mesmerizing score from Tangerine Dream, THE KEEP stands as a significant achievement for its era and, with its hallucinatory imagery, it maintains a timeless quality.”
THE KEEP plays tonight at 9:30 p.m. at Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg, NY). For tickets and much more on Nitehawk’s fantastic programming, head right here.