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, October 27, 2018
7:00PM - 11:30PM (approx)
THE ASTOUNDING ADVENTURES OF BARON MÜNCHAUSEN!
BARON MÜNCHAUSEN'S DREAM
(France, 1911) 14 minutes
After an evening of excessive wining and dining Baron Münchausen must be helped to bed by
Once asleep, he has bizarre and frightening dreams.
(Germany, 1943) 110 minutes
Baron Hieronymus Münchhausen has just moved into the Bodenwerder castle once owned by
his famous namesake ancestor, and he's throwing a masquerade to celebrate his homecoming. A few
of the guests stick around after the party breaks up, and remarkably enough, none of them are
conversant with the legend of their host's forebear beyond that he was supposed to have been
the biggest liar who ever lived. Not so, says the baron, who then gathers everyone into the
garden to hear the incredible yet true story of the original Hieronymus Münchhausen's adventures.
THE FABULOUS BARON MÜNCHAUSEN
AKA: Baron Prásil
(Czechoslovakia, 1962) 83 minutes
The stories of Baron Münchhausen were enriched with a character of a modern astronaut
Tommy and compare two different worlds -- the world of a rococo cavalier whose fantasy does not
have any limits and the world of a young man of the present time. The astronaut finds on the
moon the famous dreamer Baron Münchausen, who takes him back to earth and a variety of
exaggerated adventures. Amusing variation on the old stories, using live action against deliberately
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Please RSVP to Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)
as seating is limited.
NEXT MONTH: November 17, 2018
"It Came from Outer Space" (1953)
and "This Island Earth" (1955)
and "My Living Doll: The Witness" (1965)