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, November 12, 2016
7:00PM - 11:00PM (approx)
THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN
aka: Baron Prásil
(Czechoslovakia, 1962) 83 minutes
An astronaut on the Moon finds the famous dreamer Baron Münchhausen, who tells of his many
adventures, from meeting the Man in the Moon to defeating a Turkish army all by himself. Munchausen
takes the astronaut back to Earth and through a variety of exaggerated adventures.
THE STOLEN AIRSHIP
aka: Ukradená Vzducholod
(Italy/Czechoslovakia, 1967) 85 minutes
>Based on the Jules Verne novels, "Two Years" and "The Mysterious Island," it is the story
of five boys who meet at the Prague Jubilee Exhibition in 1891, where they see a fantastic
miracle - dirigible airship owned by the businessman (and trickster) Findejs. Findejs offers
the boys a trip around Prague free of charge, but when paying guests appear, he tries to throw
them out. He fails to evict them and the boys suddenly find themselves alone in the airship
over the city. It proves to be anything but a dirigible, and they cannot control where it goes!
First, they skim safely across Europe, but then they crash on an unknown island in the middle
of the ocean. Here they enjoy a number of typical Jules Verne adventures until they are rescued
by an expedition organized by a sympathetic journalist.
OFF ON A COMET
aka: Na komete
(Czechoslovakia, 1970) 74 minutes
When a comet passes the earth very closely, it pulls a small part of North Africa with it.
Carried along is a bunch of people. Among them Angelika, who just escaped from a ruthless weapon
dealer's ship, and her two brothers, who are searching her. Then there's a group of natives,
who plan a rebellion against the French colonists. All these conflicts become secondary when
the people finally realize that they are doomed to live together on an alien planet. However
this time of peace and world-happiness won't last for long...
San Diego Reader Building
San Diego, CA 92102
Please RSVP to Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)
as seating is limited.
NEXT MONTH: 16 December 2016
"Star Trek: Balance of Terror"
and "Star Trek: Devil in the Dark"
and "Star Trek: Space Seed"
and "Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever"