Modesto Film Society presents:Them!
Sun. June 17
(PG-1954) 1 Hr. 33 Min.
Enormous irradiated ants are the antagonists of this 1954 creature feature, which follows what happens when a nest of super-sized ants are discovered in the New Mexico desert. Them! is a classic commentary on America’s entry into the atomic age, using its radiation-plagued villains as a metaphor for the unknown in post-World War II-era America. It has also sustained a lasting impact in American popular culture, with references to the film populating various movies and television shows from a variety of genres.