THE QUEER TAKE ON THE MIND-EXPANDING SCI-FI ACTION JAM OF THE 21ST CENTURY.
Screening in 35mm!
About QUEER FILM THEORY 101
Queer Film Theory 101 at Alamo Drafthouse takes an in-depth look at the queerest “straight” films ever produced. We’re outing all of your favorite films! Is TITANIC a gender queer love story? Does POINT BREAK explore the latent homosexuality in sports culture? Yes yes, and we’ll tell you why. To this day there are so few representations of LGBTQ+ people in film, so we improvise, we read between the lines, we make adjustments to our head cannon, and zero in on all the queer subtext available. Join us every month for a new entry in our screening and lecture series.
About THE MATRIX
Nobody knew the answer when posters hit cinemas in 1999, asking: "What is the Matrix?" And nobody could even begin to imagine the movie that followed. Enter THE MATRIX: one of the most influential movies of all time for both science fiction and action – and a movie that changed how we view the very reality around us.
Keanu Reeves got his most iconic role as a man living two lives. By day, he’s Thomas A. Anderson, computer programmer; by night, Neo, computer hacker; at all times, unsure whether he’s awake or still dreaming. When he gets too deep into an online conspiracy, he’s pursued by shadowy authorities and taken in by mysterious and legendary hacker Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), a man who will inform him of the shocking truth about the reality Anderson takes for granted.
THE MATRIX saw directors the Wachowskis burst onto the worldwide scene with a mind-blowing combination of dense philosophy, innovative action, and unforgettable sci-fi iconography. Spawning two sequels, multiple video games, and countless books unpacking the films’ ideas and questions, THE MATRIX was a cinematic revolution like few others.
Today, THE MATRIX stands as an all-time classic, somehow still thrilling and radical despite years of imitation and parody. After two decades, the Wachowskis’ magnum opus can still open our minds – and kick us through a damn brick wall.