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 favorites?

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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NEXT MEETING

Saturday, August 19, 2017
7:00PM - 11:00PM (approx)

SIZE MATTERS!


THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN

(USA, 1957) 81 minutes

Scott Carey and his wife Louise are sunning themselves on their cabin cruiser, the small craft adrift on a calm sea. While his wife is below deck, a low mist passes over him. Scott, lying in the sun, is sprinkled with glittery particles that quickly evaporate. Later he is accidentally sprayed with an insecticide while driving and, in the next few days, he finds that he has begun to shrink. First just a few inches, so that his clothes no longer fit, then a little more. Soon he is only three feet tall, and a national curiosity. At six inches tall he can only live in a doll's house and even that becomes impossible when his cat breaks in. Scott flees to the cellar, his wife thinks he has been eaten by the cat and the door to the cellar is closed, trapping him in the littered room where, menaced by a giant spider, he struggles to survive.

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ATTACK OF THE 50-FOOT WOMAN

(USA, 1958) 65 minutes

Nancy Archer is a rich socialite who is unhappily married to husband Harry who left her once but came back to her when he needed money. It hasn't stopped him from continuing his affair with Honey Parker and Nancy knows it. After a confrontation at a local bar, Nancy takes off in her car and has an encounter with a large sphere on the road. There have been rumors of UFOs in the area but no one will believe her. After a second encounter, Nancy grows to an amazing size. More than enough to get her revenge.

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MY LIVING DOLL: UNINVITED GUEST

(USA, 1964) 25 minutes

Reading Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" has had a peculiar effect on poor Rhoda. She's afflicted with spells of vertigo, as well as difficulty distinguishing fantasy from reality. The situation is complicated by an unexpected visit from Bob's boss.

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Location:

Williams microCINEMA
Studio 106
San Diego Reader Building
2323 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92102

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Please RSVP to Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com) as seating is limited.



NEXT MONTH: September 16, 2017
"The Time Tunnel: Rendezvous with Yesterday" (1966)
and "The Time Tunnel: The Day the Sky Fell In" (1966)
and "The Time Tunnel: Devil's Island" (1966)
and "The Time Tunnel: Kill Two by Two" (1967)

The SDVSF Play List -- what we've screened.

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The Mars Society - San Diego's MARS MOVIE NIGHT
at the MarsMovieGuide.com

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