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Bad Cinema: Cloak & Dagger (free)

  • Central Library 201 West Mifflin Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
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There's no dispute that the 1980s and 90s were the optimal era for completely inept films about children getting in way over their heads with videogames and computers. Well, guess what? Director Richard Franklin's 1984 box office fart-cloud Cloak & Dagger has it all. Henry Thomas (who played Elliott in E.T.) plays Davey Osborne—a troubled kid with an imaginary friend who's obsessed with a video game called, you guessed it, Cloak & Dagger. After Osborne witnesses a murder, he's intensely pursued by evil spies for a special video game cartridge that was handed to him by the victim before his death. This special film is perfect for folks who want to see a child shoot a gun and later bring a fucking bomb onto a plane (yeah, that'll never happen again). —Joel Shanahan

Earlier Event: September 20
Open Mike Eagle, Sammus, Kosha Dillz
Later Event: September 21
Dead Rider, Axis:SOVA, Solid Freex