Film Series- Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)
FILM SERIES: 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Almost Midnight: Camp Cult Sci-Fi Classics
Directed by Don Taylor. Starring Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Sal Mineo.
There really is no escaping this fun, humorous second sequel to the classic Planet of the Apes. And amidst all the great lines and goofy set ups, there seems to be a commentary on being human and humane. Plus the ending is so poignant, you might be just a touch moved by it all. For real. 98 minutes. Rated G.
Our 10th Anniversary Film Series celebrates five Science Fiction gems. These films have a fan following and those elusive qualities that have moved them into cult status – suitable for a midnight film showing. Well, in our case, almost midnight. But what is it about these films that draw us back to them again and again? Is it the built in self-effacing humor of these movies – that they seem to be in on the joke? Is it the absurdity of the plot lines, or the over-the-top sets and costumes? Is it the broad, scene-stealing acting? Could it be that underneath their flash there is also substance? We think the answer is yes, all of the above – but join us and our host, film screenwriter and film professor, Darren Foster as he takes us where no man has ever gone before – at least not with a straight face anyway.
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