Despite the fact that Brad Pitts Tyler Durden character declared First rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club, folks have been talking about David Finchers controversial Fight Club since it came out back in 1999. The conversation will heat up again on Wednesday night as the Colony Theater is screening a 35 mm print of the film as part of their Cool Classics series.
Based on Chuck Palahniuks 1996 novel, the film stars Edward Norton as an unnamed insomniac support group junkie who starts an underground fight club with a rough-and-ready soap salesman played by Pitt. Helen Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, and Jared Leto also star in the ultra-violent movie that overcame mixed critical reaction (Roger Ebert called it macho porn), and flopping at the box office to become one of the biggest cult films of the Internet era.
For those attending, the real rule that should be respected is: Dont talk about the twist ending of Fight Club to those who havent seen it yet. Vintage trailers kick off the 7:30 screening. Admission is $5. Details: 919-847-5677; www.ambassadorcinemas.com.