Universal Day

Who doesn’t love a good movie? Well-crafted writing, direction and acting on film can trigger joy, empathy, fear and even change your outlook on life. And some of the best movies over the last century have come out of Universal Studios – Jaws, The Breakfast Club, E.T, The ‘Burbs… (can you tell I’m a child of the 80s? :)).

The oldest movie studio in the US, Universal Studios is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and Brussels is joining in on the occasion. This Friday, Studio 4 at Flagey in cooperation with CINEMATEK is holding Universal Day and will screen two of the studio’s classic films – Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Brian De Palma’s Scarface.

If you’ve never seen Psycho, first of all, what’s wrong with you? Secondly, go and see it this Friday. It started a new genre of film and the  shower scene is one of the best of all time. Hitchcock was a genius.

Now, if you can stand a bit more blood and gore, Scarface is the ultimate gangster movie. Oliver Stone wrote the screenplay and Al Pacino is badass. No wonder every rapper on MTV’s Cribs has a copy on his shelf.

The evening starts at 7:15pm with a free drink, and the first film Psycho starts at 8pm and Scarface at 10pm. Tickets are €7 (€5.50 for students) and there is also a chance to win “made in Universal” surprises after the screenings.

“Say hello to my little friend!” (Sorry I couldn’t resist).

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