Repo Man (1984)

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

This summer’s Off-the-Wall film series features music-heavy titles from 1984. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars on the Rooftop Terrace.
Off-the-Wall Film Series - 1984: Rave New World
Friday, August 15, 2014
8:45pm @ Central Library

The 2014 edition of the long-running Off-the-Wall Film Series, co-presented by The Kansas City Public Library and The Pitch, features musically-themed titles from 1984.

In Repo Man, Young Otto (Emilio Estevez) gets a crash course in repossessing cars from old hand Harry Dean Stanton in this cult effort that mixes anti-social rebellion with black comedy and even a dab of science fiction. Director Alex Cox’s film isn’t technically a musical, but it has a killer soundtrack featuring Iggy Pop, Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies, the Circle Jerks, and other bands your mother wouldn’t approve of. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.

These five films, presented on one Friday each month from May through September on the Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., offer a tuneful sampling of what Americans were listening to 30 years ago. Featured are such musical artists as Prince and the Talking Heads, an early cinematic celebration of break dancing, and a classic cult film noted for its innovative musical soundtrack.

      MAY 23 — Footloose (1984; R)
      JUNE 20 — Breakin’ (1984; PG)
      JULY 18 — Purple Rain (1984; R)
      AUGUST 15 — Repo Man (1984; R)
      SEPTEMBER 19 — Stop Making Sense (1984; NR)


Co-sponsored by KC Bier Company, The Milwaukee Delicatessen Company, and the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City