IMAGE: The Thing, 1982

The Thing: Other Forms of Life Film Series

The Contemporary Austin presents: Other Forms Of Life — A four-part film series programmed by Huma Bhabha

From sci-fi horror to film noir to docufiction, this greatly varied and surprising series of films has been programmed by artist Huma Bhabha to coincide with her exhibition Other Forms Of Life, on view at The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue starting September 15, 2018.

Co-presented with Austin Film Society at AFS Cinema, 6406 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. #3100, Austin 78752.

Tickets and schedule available at, with discounts for Museum Members (email invitation with promo code will be sent to members; you may also contact for the code).

Attendees will receive a buy one, get one free coupon for admission into the exhibit at The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center.

In what may be the most expressive use of practical special effects technology in a horror film, John Carpenter and effects guru Rob Bottin have created an unforgettably visceral and effective scare machine of a film about a shape-shifting alien invader whose first casualties on Earth are the inhabitants of a polar research station. The multifaceted latex terrors created for this film are a favorite of guest programmer Huma Bhabha, whose artwork explores the boundaries between humanity, wildlife, and the extraterrestrial.

Directed by John Carpenter, USA, 1982, 35mm, 109 min.

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Also in Other Forms of Life Film Series
October 3, 6: Close-Up
October 17, 20: The Terminator
October 17, 20: The Third Man