Fight Club: 20th Anniversary
“The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club". Yet here we are talking about Fight Club, and the fact the movie is about to celebrate 20 years (eek).
Based on the 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk, the David Fincher-directed film stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter, and today is regarded as one of the best films of the '90s.
The story of an insomniac office worker and an anarchist soap maker who start an underground fight club that starts small but evolves into something much bigger is about masculinity in crisis, consumerism and modern-day alienation. And it (literally) pulls no punches.
To mark the occasion, The Orpheum is screening the movie, which the Washington Post's Stephen Hunter called, "a provocative experience that lights you up even as it brutalises you. And I don't even like Brad Pitt very much."
From 8.45 pm