NEWS AND PREVIEWS

AT THE LUNACON SCIENCE-FICTION CONVENTI0N:
March 18 – 20, 2016 at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY.

The convention’s Vintage Film Room Premiered Movie Mikes’s new, expanded feature cut of the 1940 “Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe” serial, retitled “Mission to Mongo.” It ran a bit over three hours of continuous action, with no chapter breaks. A roomful of SF fans enjoyed this  16mm print assembled from a 12-chapter epic.

The Vintage Film Room  also presented a Leonard Nimoy Memorial Tribute in 16mm which included two Star Trek episodes, an installment of In Search of UFOs that Nimoy hosted, and his first appearance in film, as the junior member of a Martian invasion team in Satan’s Satellites. That’s the feature cut of the serial Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952).

On the last day of the convention, Mike  hosted a panel with  Maria Daggett and Robert Rodriquez on Empowered Females In Science Fiction, followed by a screening of the Rocky Jone Space Ranger adventure Crash of Moons, in which women get all the action.  There was also a  a slide show lecture by Bob Bulko on Future War Fiction 1880s-1920s with lurid cover illustrations and lots of politically incorrect and very steampunkish ideas.

A science-fiction convention is a weekend of intelligent adults at play.  You can’t beat that!

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TIME FOR OUTDOOR MOVIES!

We are setting up our  movie selections and play dates for summer outdoor screenings at community gardens in Brooklyn.  Shows will be scheduled  in Park Slope, Ft. Greene, and Carroll Gardens.   We will also be presenting  feature films at the  Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus, including the  silent Golem with  live music.

Watch This Space For Details!

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MISSION TO MONGO AVAILABLE FOR SCREENING

A new  3-hour feature cut of Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe tells the  most complete  story available of this  fabulous epic serial. To arrange a screening, contact  Mike: mikemovie@hotmail.com and put MONGO in the subject line.

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16mm Film & Photography