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Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Repo Man'
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My uncle was a repo man. It was his job to collect vehicles whose owners were delinquent on their payments. His “clients” didn't like him much. I'm sure he has lots of interesting and hilarious stories about this that I could share with you, but he lives in Reno and I don't really ever see him. There were a couple of movies in recent years with an interesting take on the idea of repossession. Repo: The Genetic Opera

is a rock opera set in a dystopian future where those who fall behind on payments for organ transplants have said innards repossessed by Giles from

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

. (I wanted this film to be awesome – it was merely silly.) Similar to this, and released shortly after, is

Repo Men

, which is basically the same idea, without music, and starring Jude Law and Forest Whittaker. They are the repo men, which is problematic when one of them can't pay for his heart transplant and must go on the run.

But we are here to talk about the 1984 cult classic

Repo Man

, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. Estevez is Otto, a bored supermarket clerk with punkish tendencies. Stanton is Bud, a repo man who recruits Otto for the job after he gets fired from his supermarket job. What follows are all sorts of weird and wacky shenanigans, for, as Bud warns Otto, “The job of a repo man is always intense.”

Baxter Avenue Theater presents a midnight screening of

Repo Man

tomorrow, Saturday. Baxter Avenue Theater is located at 1250 Bardstown Road. Further theater information and advance ticket sales can be found at the Baxter Avenue Theater website.

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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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