Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Friday, May 12
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1hr 31mins // directed by:John Carpenter // featuring:Laurie Zimmer, Tony Burton, Austin Stoker // 35mm

Director John Carpenter's second film is a brutal, realistic story about the siege of a small police precinct by a violent and well-armed gang.

An isolated police station is in the process of relocation. Lt. Ethan Bishop (Austin Stoker) is a dedicated cop overseeing the job. But when a busload of convicts make an unexpected pit-stop, including notorious death row prisoner Napoleon Wilson (Darwin Joston), the precinct becomes a scene of restless animosity and bubbling testosterone.

Their situation is soon compounded by a ruthless street gang surrounding the station, armed to the hilt and ready to rampage against the establishment. Under siege, convicts and cops must unite to face the gang and survive the brutal and bloody onslaught.