This week, June 10-14, The American Cinematheque will be hosting a retrospective of Joe Dante’s work at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, including a special advanced screening of his newest horror-comedy, Burying the Ex.
Few directors have managed to juggle the funny and the frightening with as much dexterity as Dante, a lifelong film fan well-versed in genre conventions and willing to strategically upend them, and during this week’s retrospective series, Dante will be there in person to introduce each feature in addition to the Q&A for Burying the Ex.
The week’s screenings are:
Wed Jun 10: Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Thu Jun 11: Burying the Ex Sneak Peak Screening followed by a Q&A with Director Joe Dante and Cast Members Anton Yelchin and Alexandra Daddario
Fri Jun 12: The ‘Burbs and Matinee
Sun Jun 14: Innerspace and Explorers
Burying the Ex Synopsis: Max (Anton Yelchin) knows things aren’t working out with Evelyn (Ashley Greene), but he dreads breaking up with such a Type-A personality. That problem is apparently solved when Evelyn is hit by a bus, though after Max finds a more compatible girlfriend (Alexandra Daddario), his ex returns as a zombie, determined to hold him to his pledges of eternal love.
Burying the Ex opens in theaters and will be available on VOD & iTunes on June 19.