NYC – Frankenstein: The True Story Screening & Panel

Press Release:

Forbidden Planet & Dread Central in association with Cinéclub/Film Society of Montreal present

A FREE New York City Screening & Discussion of FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY (1973) to celebrate the new issue of Richard Klemensen’s LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #38 featuring Sam Irvin’s definitive study on the making of this beloved, all-star, two-part telefilm.

Tuesday, June 27, 6:00-10:00 PM

Note: A unique 16mm print of FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY will be projected — which includes everything from the original telecast (including the James Mason introduction), plus extra seconds of censored footage only seen in the foreign theatrical release. Running time: 3 hours 13 minutes.

Hosted & Moderated by
TONY TIMPONE (former editor of FANGORIA).

Panelists:

SAM IRVIN: (Special project editor of the issue; director of ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS, OBLIVION, ; co-executive producer of GODS AND MONSTERS).

ALEC SMIGHT: (Son of the late Jack Smight, director of FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY; Alec visited the set daily and has written an essay in the magazine; Alec is now the three-time Emmy-nominated director-producer of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION and CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS).

PHILLIPPE SPURRELL: (Film archivist and founder of Cinéclub/Film Society of Montreal (CFS); curator of the unique 16mm print that will be projected; Philippe has written an essay about the various cuts of the film for the issue).

JAMES ANTHONY PHILLIPS: (Expert on composer Gil Mellé who wrote a sidebar for the issue on Mellé’s score to FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY).

Forbidden Planet will sell copies of Little Shoppe of Horrors #38 at the screening. Panelists will sign copies of the magazine at the conclusion of the Q&A.
Seating is limited. You MUST RSVP to Dread Central to guarantee a seat. No one will be admitted to the theater who is not on the RSVP list.

RSVP:
Email your RSVP request to Dread Central at: screenings@dreadcentral.com

Quad Cinema
34 W 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 255-8800

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