Event Pick: Watch ‘American Psycho’ on 35mm film at The Parkway

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Get your fill of staggeringly violent yuppy satire tonight in Station North, watching Patrick Bateman (played by Christian Bale) butcher the world on the big screen.

Gunky’s Basement, the series curated by Baltimore musician Dan Deacon and video artist Jimmy Joe Roche, is screening “American Psycho,” Mary Harron’s revolutionary, if scarring 2000 adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel of the same name.

If you haven’t seen “American Psycho” before, it’s a bloodbath that toes the line between troubling and hilarious. The modern frame of the #MeToo era should help you appreciate Harron’s take on Patrick Bateman, the self-obsessed, psychotic representation of the male ego, as he loses his grip on life.

As the man himself puts it (pre-descent), “I have all the characteristics of a human being: flesh, blood, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust.”

Film screens at 9 p.m., tickets $10 for Maryland Film Festival non-members, $8 for members. The Parkway Theatre, 5 W. North Avenue, 410-752-8083, mdfilmfest.com.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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