Saturday, 16 August 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 259: Wed Sep 17

Plan 9 from Outer Space (Wood, 1959):
Atomic Bark Film Club, Scenario, 97 Stoke Newington Rd, London, N16 8BX



This screening is part of the Scalarama season which runs throughout September. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Bela Lugosi died during the making of this low-budget science fiction programmer, but that didn't faze director Edward Wood: the Lugosi footage, which consists of the actor skulking around a suburban garage, is replayed over and over, to highly surreal effect. Wood is notorious for his 1952 transvestite saga Glen or Glenda? (aka I Changed My Sex), but for my money this 1959 effort is twice as strange and appealing in its undisguised incompetence. J. Hoberman of the Village Voice has made a case for Wood as an unconscious avant-gardist; there's no denying that his blunders are unusually creative and oddly expressive.
Dave Kehr

Here is the trailer.

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