For those looking for one last chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of your favorite film under the stars and in the glow of Creative Loafing's Atlantic Station digs, Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park summer series concludes on Thursday August 23 at Sundown with Hugo, Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning homage to the magic of cinema. (Also: check out shot in Georgia Oscar-winner The Blind Side, tonight, August 16).
Speaking of Hugo, what better film to launch the Emory Cinematheque Series: “Movie Magic: Special and Visual Effects from 1896 to Now” than with Marty's loving tribute to special effects pioneer Georges Méliès.
All films in the Emory series are free and open to the public. More importantly, they will be screened in 35mm, the way God(ard) intended. The complete line-up and information in the press release after the jump, and here: http://filmstudies.emory.edu/home/.
Screenings will take place on Wednesdays at 7:30 in Emory's White Hall, room 208, with one notable exception:
William Castle's The Tingler, on October 3, at the Plaza Theatre, introduced by Film Forum's Bruce Goldstein. I hope this isn't a spolier, but with Mr. Goldstein in attendance, there's an excellent chance that the seats will be wired to to jolt at just the right moment—so get your scream on, it might just save your life:
Here's the complete press release:
Press Contact: Jessica L. Cook, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-727-1687
High-resolution photos available upon request.
Emory Explores Thrilling Special Effects in Free Screenings
ATLANTA (Aug. 1, 2012)—The Emory Cinematheque Series presents “Movie Magic: Special and Visual Effects from 1896 to Now” for its free, 35 mm film screenings this fall. Beginning Aug. 29 with Martin Scorsese’s "Hugo," the screenings are held each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Emory’s White Hall 208. A special Oct. 3 screening will be held at the Plaza Theatre.
“This series celebrates the magicians, artisans, and technicians of cinema that make dreams a reality, breathe life into monsters, and create astonishing visions of the future,” says Cinematheque curator and Emory faculty fellow Tanine Allison.
The series features many groundbreaking effects and includes:
Aug. 29: Hugo (2011)
Sept. 5: A Trip to the Moon (1902), with Sherlock Jr. (1924) and selected shorts; live accompaniment by Donald and Joanna Sosin
Sept. 12: Metropolis (1927)
Sept. 19: King Kong (1933)
Sept. 26: The Invisible Man (1933)
Oct. 3: The Tingler (1959) at Plaza Theatre, with Bruce Goldstein of New York City’s Film Forum
Oct. 10: Destination Moon (1950)
Oct. 17: Beauty and the Beast (1946)
Oct. 24: Godzilla (1954)
Oct 31: Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
Nov. 7: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Nov. 14: An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Nov. 28: Brazil (1985)
Dec. 5: The Host (2006)
Read more about the films' special effects: http://tinyurl.com/ceebegw
The series’ 35 mm projection gives the Atlanta community the opportunity to see films in their original, intended format, with commentary from Emory faculty. From Aug. 29 to Dec. 5, the free screenings are held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on the Emory campus in White Hall 208. The Oct. 3 screening will be held at the Plaza Theatre. Visit http://filmstudies.emory.edu/home/ for event details.
Emory Cinematheque, a collaboration between Emory College and the Department of Film and Media Studies, is one of the few film series bringing 35 mm repertory programming to the Southeast. In addition, the film department hosts special screenings and lectures by international filmmakers, scholars, and critics.
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