Are you a fan of vintage SF (film and TV) of the '30's through late '60's? Would you like to get together with other local fans to watch & discuss your favorites?

This was the age of damsels in distress, pocket-change special effects, and those fabulous rubber monster suits. At the same time, such writers as Robert Heinlein, C.L. Moore, and Theodore Sturgeon crafted mature and contemplative screenplays for television and theater audiences. Come watch the best and worst from this era!

For more information, e-mail:
Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)

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NEXT MEETING:

Saturday, January 24, 2015
7:00PM - 11:00PM (approx)


TOMORROWLAND:
DISNEY IN SPACE AND BEYOND

Walt Disney was a true visionary, and his most far-reaching vision examined the future. During the 1950s, his investigation into space exploration and the wondrous opportunities and challenges of space travel not only came alive in several Disneyland TV shows, but helped create strong public support for The United States space program."


WALT DISNEY'S WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOR:
MAN IN SPACE

(USA, 1965) 53 minutes

With a combination of documentary footage and animation, the science and history of rockets, and the effects of space travel on man are illustrated.


Also Showing:


WALT DISNEY'S WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOR: MAN AND THE MOON

(USA, 1955) 53 minutes

The moon is the subject here. Man's fascination with the moon (via animation) is presented, as is the moon's usage in popular culture (from Shakespeare to nursery rhymes to popular songs). Also, superstitions and suppositions associated with the moon is presented. Then scientific research on the moon is shown, followed by plans for (and then a simulation of) an actual trip around the moon.


Also Showing:


WALT DISNEY'S WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOR:
MARS AND BEYOND

(USA, 1957) 53 minutes

The episode begins with an introduction of Walt Disney and his robot friend Garco, who provide a brief overview of this episode, which starts with a look at mankind seeking to understand his world, first noticing patterns in the stars. He develops beliefs regarding the celestial bodies. Theories from scientists and philosophers are discussed. Ptolemy's inaccurate but formerly-accepted theories are discussed, as are those of Copernicus. Life on other planets is considered, soon focusing on Mars. Ideas from science-fiction authors H.G. Wells and Edgar Rice Burroughs are brought to life with colorful animation.


Location:

Williams microCINEMA
Studio 106
San Diego Reader Building
2323 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92102

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Please RSVP to Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com) as seating is limited.



NEXT MONTH:

"COUNTDOWN" (1967)
and "MAROONED" (1969)


The SDVSF Play List -- what we've screened.

Be sure to check out our sister film group,
The Mars Society - San Diego's MARS MOVIE NIGHT
at the MarsMovieGuide.com

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