The Return of Captain Invincible + The Incredible Shrinking Man
The Return of Captain Invincible - 6:30PM / 1983 / PG / 90mins / D: Philippe Mora
Starring Alan Arkin and Christopher Lee, this Australian-made B-movie musical about has-been Cold War superheroes is a charming love letter to that era. British fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett was a fan, having watched the film a number of times. NFSA 35mm print.
The Incredible Shrinking Man - 8:15PM / 1957 / G / 81mins / D: Jack Arnold
This astonishing tale of science-gone-wrong is one of the finest works from the master of the genre, Jack Arnold. The film is smart, creepy and fun, milking the horror of the everyday by re-creating the family home as a world of oversized wonder and terror. NFSA 16mm print.
See what else is screening Wednesdays @ NFSA: They Live! Visions from the Atomic Age in March.