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
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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Saturday, July 15, 2017
7:00PM - 11:00PM (approx)
A SCREWBALL DOUBLE FEATURE!
(USA, 1965) 90 minutes
An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit,
it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the
brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.
THE RELUCTANT ASTRONAUT
(USA, 1962) 103 minutes
Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning
that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads for Houston, only
to find out upon arriving that his job is a janitor, not an astronaut. Anxious to live up to the
expectations of his domineering father, Roy manages to keep up a facade of being an astronaut to
his family and friends. When NASA decides to launch a lay person into space to prove the worthiness
of a new automated spacecraft, Roy gets the chance to confront his fears.
MY LIVING DOLL: BOY MEETS GIRL
(USA, 1964) 25 minutes
Dr. Robert MacDonald is introduced to Project AF709, a female robot who doesn't look like any
other robot he's ever seen: it's been made to look like a tall, gorgeous, statuesque woman.
San Diego Reader Building
San Diego, CA 92102
Please RSVP to Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)
as seating is limited.
NEXT MONTH: July 15, 2017
To be determined...