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, May 21, 2016
7:00PM - 11:00PM (approx)
VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET
(USA, 1960) 85 minutes
Jerry Lewis is Kreton, a childish alien who, against his teacher's will leaves his planet
to visit the Earth, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn't
believe in U.F.O's and aliens. Wanting to study humans but not able to fully understand them,
Kreton makes a mess out of it, generating a lot of comic situations.
WAY... WAY OUT
(USA, 1966) 101 minutes
In 1989, the Americans and the Russians each have a two-person base on the moon. The Americans
have to keep replacing their astronaut teams because they quickly go crazy; they have been
using only male astronauts on the unspoken assumption that this would avoid any possibility
of impropriety. The Russians, as godless Communists, are under no such constraints, and their
male-female team has remained well-adjusted. A male and female American astronaut team is sent
up to replace the sex-starved all-male team. The government insists on them being married first
to preserve morality. Most of the story revolves around the eventual consummation of this marriage
of convenience, and their relationship with their Russian neighbors, who keep casually dropping by.
THE JETSONS: MILLIONAIRE ASTRO
(USA, 1962) 25 minutes
Astro/"Tralfaz," is caught in a custody battle between the Jetsons and millionaire J.P.
San Diego Reader Building
San Diego, CA 92102
Please RSVP to Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)
as seating is limited.
NEXT MONTH: 18 June 2016
Kosmicheskiy Reys/Cosmic Journey (1936)
Destination Moon (1950)
and The Jetsons: The Little Man (1962)