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 18, 2015
7:00PM - 11:00PM (approx)
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
(USA, 1951) 92 minutes
An alien (Klaatu) with his mighty robot (Gort) land their spacecraft on Cold War-era Earth
just after the end of World War II. They bring an important message to the planet that Klaatu
wishes to tell to representatives of all nations. However, communication turns out to be difficult,
so, after learning something about the natives, Klaatu decides on an alternative approach.
STRANGER FROM VENUS / IMMEDIATE DISASTER
(USA, 1954) 75 minutes
Amid some reports of a UFO, a stranger arrives at a rural English inn. He has odd behavior,
but otherwise looks normal. The ship that dropped him off caused a woman's car to crash, but he
has miraculous healing powers, so she survives unhurt. The stranger finally tells everyone that
he is there to prepare the way for messengers from the planet Venus. Everyone believes him, more
or less. The government cordons off the area so that no one can get in to find out more, or get
out to tell what they've seen. The government conspires to capture the returning Venusian ship
when it comes to pick up the Stranger and deliver the official messengers.
THE JETSONS: ROSIE'S BOYFRIEND
(USA, 1962) 25 minutes
Rosey begins a romance with Henry the janitor's robot assistant, Mac.
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Please RSVP to Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)
as seating is limited.
NEXT MONTH: 15 August 2015
To be determined...