They Live

Radical Movie Night - Hosted by the DSA & IWW

Missoula Industrial Workers of the World Western and Western Montana Democratic Socialists of America are teaming up to bring you the finest in cult films to challenge the corrupt capitalist system. Screenings are followed by community forums hosted by local members of DSA and IWW. If you are ready to stand up for working people—or just socialize with fellow radicals—come join us!

We have come here to chew bubblegum and fight capitalism--and we're all out of bubblegum.

A homeless drifter discovers a reason for the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor: a conspiracy by non-human aliens who have infiltrated American society in the guise of wealthy yuppies. With the help of special sunglasses that reveal the aliens' true faces and their subliminal messages ("marry and reproduce," "submit to authority"), our hero tries to stop the invasion. This satire of Reaganomics and the "greed is good" era also has one of the funniest (and longest) fight scenes in American cinema.

They Live

Screening Times

Sponsored By Democratic Socialists of America, Industrial Workers of the World

Film Info

John Carpenter, 1988, US, 93 minutes, R

Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Cast Members: Roddy Piper, Keith David