Escapism Film Festival at the Carolina Theatre

posted by raysson on October 15, 2009 at 7:45 am

DURHAM, NC — The Carolina Theatre in Durham is booking or getting in touch with Generation X touchstones for the Escapism Film Festival,which starts Friday October 16th and runs through Sunday October 18th. All films will be shown in 35MM. The current lineup includes entires from the 1960’s:

-Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 satire “Doctor Strangelove” starring George C. Scott and Peter Sellers

-Stanley Kramer’s classic 1963 comedy farce “It’s A Mad,Mad,Mad World”,with Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney

-The Original 1968 masterpiece “Planet of the Apes” starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell.

Entries from the 1970’s:
Two classic Disney films reissued will be shown in 35MM

-The 1975 flick “Escape to Witch Mountain” starring Eddie Albert and Kim Richards.

-The 1979 Disney-science fiction epic “The Black Hole"
with Robert Forester, Maximillian Schell and Ernest Borgnine.

On Saturday,October 17th,there will be a one-time screening of the original 1978 theatrical release of the pilot to the TV series “Battlestar Galactica” with Richard Hatch and Lorne Greene.

-The 35MM showing of “Superman:The Movie” from 1978 with Christopher Reeve and Gene Hackman.

Entries from the 1980’s:

-The showing of the 1980 science fiction version of “Flash Gordon” which was produced by Dino De Laurentiis,which is a highlight of the festival. The last surviving North American 35MM print of this classic cult masterpiece which was memorable for its soaring and innovative Queen soundtrack and starring former NFL-great Sam Jones in the title role as Flash.

-The 1985 blockbuster cult classic “Back To The Future”(the debut of Michael J. Fox and directed by Robert Zemeckis) as well as another 1985 cult children’s classic “The Goonies”,produced by Steven Spielburg and directed by Richard Donner.

-The 1982 animated feature “The Last Unicorn”,produced by legendary animators Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass. Based on Peter S. Beagle’s classic novel


-The 1987 Disney cult classic “Return to Oz” starring Falkusa Bulk.

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