Cinema Society of San Diego presents: Universal Monsters Presentation + Film Screening
Director: Julian Stone Run Time: 180 min.
Message from the Cinema Society:
As part of our continuing celebration of our 40th season, we are welcoming back an old friend of the Cinema Society for a special Halloween-related presentation and screening.
Many of you may remember Julian Stone from his hit comedy feature film FOLLOW THE BITCH, which we first discovered at the Palm Springs Film Festival back in 1996. It was the hit of the festival that year, winning the audience award for Best Film, and was met with a rousing reception at the Cinema Society!
Since then, Julian has continued on with his writing and directing career, and most recently became a bestselling author with the release of his latest novel, “It’s Alive!”
“It’s Alive!” is a glamorous and exciting tale of the golden age of Hollywood, centering on the events leading up to the making of the 1931 classic “Frankenstein.”
Culled from the extensive research he did for his novel, Julian will treat us to a special one hour presentation entitled THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTERS, which celebrates the legacy of one of Hollywood’s most influential, yet forgotten, film producers: Carl Laemmle, Jr.
Known to one and all as simply Junior, at the ripe old age of 21 he was put in charge of Universal Studios and, during his reign from 1929 to 1936, he transformed the studio, personally responsible for launching one of the most recognizable and enduring cycles of films – The Universal Monsters.
The presentation will include rare photos, documents, film footage, and a few surprises.
Following the presentation, there will be copies of Julian’s novel, “It’s Alive!” for sale that he will happily sign. A perfect presentation for Halloween weekend.
Following the presentation and book signing, Julian will present a special revisit screening of FOLLOW THE BITCH (90 minutes), so we can once again experience the every Friday night poker game with the guys, upended by the arrival of a woman.
This special presentation of THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTERS, IT’S ALIVE book signing and screening of FOLLOW THE BITCH takes place on Saturday, October 28 AND Sunday, October 29, beginning at 11:00am.
Ticket Prices: $10 Regular