The MuCCC is proud to announce the 2014 MuCCC Film Festival curated by MuCCC Artist-in-Residence Philip R Frey will be held from August 18 – 23, 2014. All shows are pay-what-you-want with all proceeds benefitting the MuCCC.
The MuCCC has always prided itself on the wide variety of entertainment on display under its roof. Now, for the first time, we celebrate the art of cinema with a series of films in the public domain, showcasing notable films from the past. Curater Philip R. Frey will provide notes and trivia before each film and will be on hand to discuss the works after the show.
AUGUST 18 – FILM NOIR
Fear in the Night (1947) – starring DeForest Kelley of “Star Trek”
He Walked by Night (1948) – starring Richard Basehart & Jack Webb. The basic premise of this film formed the basis for the long-running radio and television program “Dragnet”
AUGUST 19 – SINGING COWBOYS
Riders of Destiny (1933) – starring an obviously dubbed John Wayne in the first of the singing cowboy films
Red River Valley (1936) – starring the first singing cowboy star, Gene Autry
Billy the Kid Returns (1938) – starring Roy Rogers, who defined the genre for a generation of TV viewers
AUGUST 20 – COMEDY
Disorder in the Court (1936) – classic short starring The Three Stooges
His Double Life (1933) – starring Roland Young and Lillian Gish
The Flying Deuces (1939) – starring Laurel and Hardy
AUGUST 21 – HORROR FROM ROGER CORMAN
Dementia 13 (1963) – written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Little Shop of Horrors (1960) – starring Jonathan Haze and featuring early work by Jack Nicholson
AUGUST 22 – SILENT FILMS
Alice in Wonderland (1903) – tthe earliest known film of the Lewis Carrol Classic (short)
The Rough House (1917) – classic short featuring Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle
Are Crooks Dishonest? (1918) – Rare public domain short featuring “third genius” Harold Lloyd (short)
The Fireman (1916) – early solo short by Charlie Chaplin
The Cameraman (1928) – considered by many to be the last great silent film starring Buster Keaton
AUGUST 23 – The Films of Ed Wood
The Sun Was Setting (1951) – starring Phyllis Coates (“The Adventures of Superman”)
Glen or Glenda (1953) – cross-dressing drama written, directed and starring Ed and featuring Bela Lugosi (alive and well).
Crossroad Avenger (1953) – TV pilot featuring Lyle Talbot (Atom Man vs. Superman) and Tom Tyler (The Adventures of Captain Marvel)
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) – Ed’s all-time best known “supernatural thriller” featuring Lugosi, Vampira, the Amazing Criswell and the largest collection of Ed’s regulars of any film.