Are you a fan
of vintage SF (film and TV) of the '30's through late '60's?
Would you like to get together with other local fans to watch & discuss your
This was the age of damsels in distress, pocket-change special effects, and
those fabulous rubber monster suits. At the same time, such writers
as Robert Heinlein, C.L. Moore, and Theodore Sturgeon crafted mature and
contemplative screenplays for television and theater audiences. Come watch
the best and worst from this era!
For more information, e-mail:
Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)
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Saturday, June 20, 2015
7:00PM - 11:00PM (approx)
THE ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR
(USA, 1961) 96 minutes
A bumbling professor accidently invents flying rubber, or "Flubber", an incredible material
that gains energy every time it strikes a hard surface. It allows for the invention of shoes
that can allow jumps of amazing heights and enables a modified Model-T to fly. Unfortunately,
no one is interested in the material except for Alonzo Hawk, a corrupt businessman who wants
to steal the material for himself.
SON OF FLUBBER
(USA, 1963) 103 minutes
Professor Ned Brainard's discovery of flubber hasn't quite brought him - or his college -
the riches he thought. The Pentagon has declared his discovery to be top secret and the IRS
has slapped him with a huge tax bill, even if he has yet to receive a cent. He thinks he may
have found the solution in the form of flubbergas, which can change the weather. It also helps
Medfield College's football team to win a game.
THE JETSONS: THE FLYING SUIT
(USA, 1962) 25 minutes
The rivalry between Spacely Sprockets and Cogswell Cogs comes to a head when Cogswell's chief
inventor, Moonstone, reveals the prototype of a suit that enables its wearer to fly.
San Diego Reader Building
San Diego, CA 92102
Please RSVP to Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)
as seating is limited.
NEXT MONTH: 18 July 2015
"STRANGER FROM VENUS" (aka "IMMEDIATE DISASTER") (1954)
and "THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL" (1951)
and "THE JETSONS: ROSIE'S BOYFRIEND" (1962)