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This Saturday: LOOK BACK IN ANGORA: EDWARD D. WOOD, JR.

Armed only with enthusiastic naiveté and a closet full of angora sweaters, Edward D. Wood, Jr. struggled to make movies that entertained audiences. Ed Wood has notoriously been dubbed the "Worst Director of All Time," but if the true measure of a movie's worth is not critical assessment but the enjoyment of new generations of viewers, it may be argued that Wood succeeded beyond his wildest hopes. More than sixty years after he made his first film, Wood’s works are on constant display at fan conventions and are available on the newest home entertainment technologies. Millions of fans around the world adore his films (though perhaps not for the reasons Wood intended), and few modern film directors can claim as much.


This Saturday's Movies - 7/26/2014
4:00 PM
Upon discovering the suicide of a known transvestite, the police inspector seeks enlightenment from a psychiatrist familiar with the phenomenon.

(USA, 1953, B&W, 62 min, dir. Edward D. Wood Jr., wiht Edward D. Wood Jr. & Dolores Fuller)

5:15 PM
Dr. Varnoff captures twelve men for his experiment: to turn them into supermen using atomic energy. Newspaperwoman Lawton gets too snoopy for her own good.

(USA, 1955, B&W, 68 min, dir. Edward D. Wood Jr., with Bela Lugosi & Tor Johnson)

6:30 PM
Famous for being the Worst film of all time, this sci-fi thriller tells the story of what happens when evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible Plan 9 in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living.

(USA, 1959, B&W, 79m, dir. Edward D. Wood, Jr., with Bela Lugosi, Vampira & Tor Johnson)

8:00 PM
Famous for being the Worst Film of all time, this sci-fi thriller is about what happens when evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible Plan 9 in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living. Commentator Michael Nelson (Mystery Science Theater 3000) adds to the general hilarity.

(USA, 1959, B&W, 79m, dir. Edward D. Wood, Jr., with Bela Lugosi, Vampira & Tor Johnson, With Narration by Michael Nelson)
9:30 PM
A newspaper publisher's daughter suffers from neglect by her parents and turns to crime.

(USA, 1956, B&W, 57 min, dir. William M. Morgan and Edward D. Wood Jr., with Jean Moorehead & Barbara Weeks)



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