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Through the Lens: 'Fight Club'

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When it was released in 1999, "Fight Club", an anti-capitalist, borderline-nihilistic exploration of American male ennui, landed with a flop in U.S. theaters. The controversial film has since risen as a cult classic, and it might be even more relevant today.

"Fight Club" was director David Fincher’s third Hollywood film with a star-studded cast and a huge budget. It’s full of in-your-face violence and macho rhetoric, even acts of terrorism. At its core, though, are big ideas about the sorry state of a generation of young men and women, and what can happen if we fail to address their needs.

We’re showing "Fight Club" this month as part of our Through the Lens series on classic films. This Friday at 11, we’ll break the first rule of "Fight Club" by talking about it.


Airdate: Friday, Sept 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Listen to the episode, then join the film screening on Wednesday, October 5, 2022! Details here.

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