American Genre Film Archive (AGFA), the largest non-profit genre film archive and distributor in the world, is thrilled to announce theatrical screenings of John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13.
Written, directed, scored, and edited by John Carpenter two years prior to Halloween, Assault on Precinct 13 combines the template of Night of the Living Dead with the spirit of Rio Bravo to forge a movie like no other. The story follows a group of police offers (including the mighty Austin Stoker) and convicts as they join forces inside a soon-to-be-closed L.A. police station. The reason? They must defend themselves against Street Thunder, a vicious gang who have taken a blood oath to kill someone trapped inside the precinct. Combining gritty action with arthouse style, Assault on Precinct 13 features powerful Cinemascope compositions, a pulsing synth score, and an immersive mood that only Carpenter can deliver.
“It’s an honor to represent Carpenter’s legacy, given how much personal joy his work has created for us. When it’s something as iconic as Assault on Precinct 13 – akin to the heartstopping majesty of Halloween – we’re driven to get this taut masterwork in front of as many audiences as we can.”
Bret Berg • AGFA Theatrical Director
Newly restored in 4K, Assault on Precinct 13 is back on the big screen, loud, beautiful, and inescapable, as it was always meant to be seen. For more information, please visit americangenrefilm.com