Streets of Fire
Mar 07 - Mar 08
(Walter Hill, United States, 1984, DCP, 93 min)
Two nights only!
Friday, Mar 07 at 11:00PM
Saturday, Mar 08 at 11:00PM
The 1984 box office flop-turned-beloved-cult-classic, Streets of Fire, hybridizes musical, western, comedy and action genres in a self-proclaimed "Rock & Roll Fable." Willem Dafoe is a leather body suit-clad biker villain named "Raven," 19-year-old Diane Lane is a ballad-belting rock star, Rick Moranis is her sleazy bow-tied manager and Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers) is the gun-toting loner-hero.
Set in "another timeanother place," the set design and costumes evoke what the bizarre love-child of the 1950s and 1980s might look like, while the soundtrack features the handicraft of Jim Steinman ("Total Eclipse of the Heart," much of Meatloaf's discography), and birthed a radio hit or two (Dan Hartman's "I Can Dream About You").
Does a subtext of queer desire subvert silly misogyny in this neon-drenched spectacle of motorcycles and music? You be the judge of this pure guilty pleasure: one of those rare delights, where the protagonist is the least likable part of the movie and you still love it all.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122