ALTERED STATES

  • Ticket Price: $16
  • Rating: R
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Director: Ken Russell
  • Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid, Thaao Penghlis, Drew Barrymore
  • Format: Digital
  • Year: 1980
  • Language: English
  • Age Policy: 18 and Up
  • Note: Live score by LONG DISTANCE POISON! Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Nitehawk Cinema’s Live Sound Cinema presents an out of control scientific experiment with ALTERED STATES featuring a live score by LONG DISTANCE POISON.

You know the story…a brilliant, unconventional and totally mad scientist uses himself as the subject for his highly experimental project and ends up, well, a little worse for the wear. Here we have 1960s Harvard professor of abnormal psychology Eddie Jessup who revisits an experiment from his graduate school days in which he uses untested hallucinogens in his sensory deprivation tank to prove his theory that other states of consciousness are as real as our waking state. Unfortunately the side effects just might be genetically regressive which is not only harmful to his own self but to those around him. Side note, this is the film debut of William Hurt and Drew Barrymore!

A Live Sound Cinema presentation. Part of Nitehawk’s April TUNE IN, TURN ON midnite series.