Art is rarely created from nothing. When we see a film that we love, it's usually inspired by countless other things that the director and writer loved. That's not to say that nothing is unique, but that art is created by little bits and pieces of other art that can make something even greater. Matt Spicer, director of Ingrid Goes West, would like to share the movies that helped inspire his quirky new film with audiences across the nation in Tales of the Obsessed - Ingrid Goes West and the Films That Inspired It.
The event will be exclusive to the Alamo Drafthouse, and will feature a range of films featuring desperate protagonists searching for a human connection that they don't quite understand. There's a wide range of movies that will be available for screening, but your available options will vary based on your local Drafthouse.
Tales of the Obsessed programming will run through the month of August to coincide with Ingrid Goes West's mid-month release date. You can check out which showings will be available at the Drafthouse near you here and can check out the press release below for full details of the event.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is pleased to announce a collaboration with INGRID GOES WEST director and writer Matt Spicer on Tales of the Obsessed - INGRID GOES WEST and the Films That Inspired It, an Alamo Drafthouse-exclusive repertory screening program that dives deep into one of cinema’s most beloved and feared archetypes - the obsessed outsider.
“I love films about intense, desperate or lonely people searching for a way in or some kind of human connection. Like their protagonists, these films don't conform to society's standards; they're wild and unpredictable, sometimes dangerous or uncomfortable to watch, but always fascinating,” said Spicer. “When Aubrey (Plaza) and I were making INGRID GOES WEST, these were the films we kept coming back to again and again for their fearless performances and mastery of tone.”
Participating Alamo Drafthouse theaters will screen films that range from the terrifyingly creepy (CARRIE, SINGLE WHITE FEMALE, CHUCK & BUCK) to the sublimely odd (MINNIE AND MOSKOWITZ,, BOTTLE ROCKET, TO DIE FOR) to the just plain weird (THE CABLE GUY, STROSZEK).
“Repertory screenings have been a part of the Alamo Drafthouse experience since day one -- literally,” says Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO. “It’s been a privilege to collaborate with an artist like Matt to curate this series of hilarious, chilling and often hilariously chilling iconic films.”
Tales of the Obsessed programming will play throughout the month of August in New York City, Austin, San Francisco, Corpus Christi, Denver, El Paso, Houston, Kansas City, Lubbock, New Braunfels, Ashburn, VA, Omaha, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Yonkers. INGRID GOES WEST opens in August 11th in NY and LA, before expanding wide on August 18.
Title selection will vary by theater, but to see out what’s showing at your location, visit drafthouse.com/obsessed.
Titles from Tales of the Obsessed - INGRID GOES WEST and the Films That Inspired It:
BAD BOY BUBBY
THE BEAVER TRILOGY
THE CABLE GUY
CHUCK & BUCK
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
HAROLD AND MAUDE
HOUSE OF YES
THE KING OF COMEDY
MINNIE & MOSKOWITZ
PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE
REMEMBER MY NAME
SINGLE WHITE FEMALE
TO DIE FOR
WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE