They Live is the John Carpenter cult classic sci-fi action film based on Ray Nelson’s 1963 short story Eight O’Clock In The Morning focusing on how illusions create political power. Nada (played by wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper) is a wanderer without a purpose in life. When he discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is he notices that the media and government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued while skull-faced aliens seek to control the world. Nada must fight to the save the world before the aliens seek world domination.
This screening will be introduced by Andrew F. Wilson of The University Of Derby.
Showing alongside the Conspiracy Theory, Politics and Representation Conference.