Super Mario Bros.
This is a past event. Sunday, April 21 at 7:00pm
NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205
Directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton. U.S./U.K., 1993.
Directed by the husband and wife team of Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel (co-creators of the 1980s sensation Max Headroom), this extremely loose adaptation of the beloved Nintendo video game franchise quickly spins out of the realm of normal and into gonzo surrealism, groping (sometimes desperately) to assemble a fantastical backstory into a contiguous plotline. The result is a strange, stylized adventure heavily steeped in 1990s apocalyptic/industrial imagery. Starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper and Samantha Mathis and narrated by Dan Castellaneta (a.k.a. the voice of Homer Simpson!), Super Mario Bros. is a wild and singular ride, a marvel of aesthetic excess and questionable, but fascinating, choices.