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March 12, 2013

Rubber (2010)

Wednesday, March 13th 

Film starts at 8:00pm

at Lady Jay’s: 633 Grand St, between Manhattan & Leonard, Bklyn, NY 11211

Free popcorn, Juke Box Meccanica, $2 Bingo for Prizes. PRIZES!

Don’t forget to visit the concession stand! This week’s menu by Happy Homesteader and a steal at only $8 a plate. Food’s on by 7:30, so come hungry and come early!!

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My God, the kid was right. The killer is the tire.

Rubber is a 2010 French comedy film about a tire that comes to life and kills people with its psychic powers. It was directed and written by Quentin Dupieux. The film was shown at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

Rubber-1A group of people in a California desert are gathered to watch a “film.” A sheriff, Chad, points out that many moments in cinema happen for “no reason,” that life is full of this “no reason,” and that this film (both the “film” to be watched by the assembled group and presumably those watching Rubber) is a homage to “no reason.”

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An accountant then passes out binoculars to the group and rides off on a bicycle. The spectators then start looking through their binoculars into the distance, waiting for the “film” to start. Throughout the film, this group of people is returned to in order to gauge their reactions to what has taken place so far.

Rubber-500x274In the late 90’s, somewhere in the California desert, a tire suddenly comes to life and embarks on a killing spree. At first, it learns how to stand upright and then how to roll. It comes across a plastic water bottle and after hesitating, crushes it. It then comes across a scorpion and crushes it. It then comes across a glass beer bottle but is unable to crush it by rolling over it. It then starts to vibrate intensely and psychokinetically causes the bottle to fracture. It then induces a tin can, a rabbit, and a crow to explode.

rubber-2010Watch all ya want, there’s no end…

The tire (billed as “Robert” in the credits) then sees a woman drive by and attempts to use its powers on her. However, it only succeeds in making her car stall. As the tire begins to roll towards her stalled car, a truck comes by and runs the tire over. This breaks the connection, allowing the woman’s car to start again, and she continues on her way. The tire finds the man driving the truck which ran him over. Using its psychokinetic powers, the tire blows up the man’s head.

205b7fSettling into an obscure desert town, the tire comes across the woman in the car. She is staying in a motel and, after watching her shower through an open door, the tire goes into the room next to hers. After the motel maid finds the tire showering and throws it out of the room, the tire blows up her head. Chad, the sheriff from the opening of the movie, shows up to investigate the murders. Chad is both inside and outside the diegesis, sometimes participating in the narrative action and sometimes commenting on it.

rubber-1The accountant tries to end the movie early by feeding the audience a poisoned turkey, but one of them, a man in a wheelchair, does not partake and survives. Chad witnesses the tire kill the motel owner (who has mistreated it), and leads the cops on a “tire-hunt”. Meanwhile, the accountant tries to poison the man in the wheelchair with more food, but ends up eating it himself and dying.

tumblr_lz2scawrqG1qcoaf4o1_500Hey wait, it’s not the end, he’s been reincarnated as a tricycle!

As the tire is running from the police, it comes across a group of people burning a large pile of tires. As a result of this, the tire embarks on a large killing spree. The cops find the tire watching an auto racing program in a house, having killed the occupants. Chad rigs a mannequin (resembling the woman the tire is interested in) with dynamite, intending for the tire to blow the mannequin’s head up, thereby detonating the dynamite and destroying itself. However, when the tire destroys the mannequin’s head the dynamite does not explode. Enraged, Chad shoots and kills the tire with a shotgun. After Chad leaves, the tire is suddenly reincarnated as a small tricycle. After killing the last audience member (the man in the wheelchair), the tricycle recruits several tires and rolls to Hollywood, where the film concludes. – IMDB

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