Sleeper

Director: Woody Allen Run Time: 89 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG Release Year: 1973

Starring: Diane Keaton, John Beck, Marya Small, Woody Allen

Nitehawk presents a special 35mm Live Sound Cinema presentation of Woody Allen’s SLEEPER with live score by Dead Heavens and Delicate Steve.

Miles (Woody Allen) isn’t exactly the hero type; the owner of a health food store in 1970’s New York, Miles winds up accidentally getting the T.V. dinner treatment when he wanders into a cryogenics lab. Miles wakes up 200 years later in a goofball sci-fi future that’s led by history’s most inept police state. Miles falls in with a rebel group trying to take the government down, and it turns out, only a person from humanity’s past can get through government security. The group sends Miles out to assassinate the government leader, and together with a clueless artist (Diane Keaton), the nebbishy New Yorker grapples with a host of oddball sci-fi gadgets and gizmos, from a malfunctioning jetpack to something called the Orgasmatron — The future doesn’t sound so bad, really.

Part of Nitehawk’s LIVE SOUND CINEMA Signature Series.

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