Director: Jim Sharman
Writer(s): Richard O'Brien, Jim Sharman
Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick
This fall, the Athena presents Déjà View: Cult Classics Film Series. Shock value may have put these films on the map but their lasting relevance is a testament to a deeper resonance. There is more to these films than sex, violence and potty humor. These films are about, by and for the outsiders. Each in its own way, these films celebrate the freak and delight in the different. And they do so with pride, triumph and joy, and a fair amount of filth and fun.
The sixth film in this series is The Rocky Horror Picture Show. A young couple’s car breaks down outside the mansion of the eccentric transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Give yourself over to absolute pleasure and experience The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a strange psychedelic cinematic wonder.While critics and audiences initially failed to see this film’s charm, it has since gained a massive following and holds the record for longest theatrical release, since it technically has not left movie theaters since its premiere in 1975.