The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA is hosting a series of midnight movies on July weekends, dubbed “The End Is Nigh In July.” All the movies being screened depict the possible end of the world: Independence Day, Mad Max, 12 Monkeys, Six-String Samurai, and 28 Days Later. You can buy a pass for the entire series if you wish. For details on showtimes and tickets visit http://www.coolidge.org/.
The Saturday Fright Special horror show hosts will celebrate their fourth annual “Spooktacular” event with “a rare 35mm screening of the 1967 Toho monster melee SON OF GODZILLA” at the Colonial Theatre in Keene, NH on July 31st at 2:00pm. They’ll be making quite a party of it:
In addition to the main feature, cast members of the NH-based horror host TV show SATURDAY FRIGHT SPECIAL will appear on stage to introduce the film and conduct prize giveaways, featuring signed comics and original sketches by horror comics icon S.R. Bissette (who’ll be debuting a new comic at the event), as well as additional original sketches from students and alumni from the Center for Cartoon Studies in VT. Preceding the feature will be vintage monster movie previews, snack bar ads, and a cartoon.
You can find out more details at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125878930783967 (a Facebook login is not required to see this page) and http://www.thecolonial.org.
[Tip from Spooktacular Curator Mark]
The previously-listed New England Small Press Assembly has been cancelled by the organizer. For a statement from the convention see http://www.nesmallpressassembly.com/.
[Tip from James of RISFC]
The Open Gaming Convention will be held July 23-25 in Nashua, NH.
The Open Gaming Convention is New Hampshire’s largest 3 day gaming convention, with hundreds of role playing, tabletop, and card games to play, in single scenarios, multi-session campaigns, and grand tournaments. Away from the gaming table, you can browse a wide variety of vendor booths, sharpen your skills in our Painting Corner, or get revenge on your opponents through our Dead Man’s Chest “assassin” guild.
Find out more at http://www.ogc-con.com/.
Author Charles Stross will appear at Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA to present The Fuller Memorandum, the latest book in his “Laundry” series. The event will take place Tuesday, July 13th at 7:00pm. For more information see http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/.
The Harvard Film Archive in Cambridge, MA will be screening science fiction films from the 1970s from June 18th to June 28th. Here’s the introduction to the series:
The 1970s witnessed a remarkable efflorescence of science fiction films, with filmmakers in the U.S. and abroad channeling the relentless darkness and misanthropy of the period’s cinema into dystopian, paranoid and offbeat fables of a bleak new world. After 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), science fiction cinema entered an extraordinarily creative and fertile period equally distinguished by such brooding masterpieces as Solaris, Andrei Tarkovsky’s answer to Kubrick, and Nicholas Roeg’s haunting elegy for a dying race The Man Who Fell to Earth, as by the outrageous and imaginative satire of Death Race 2000 and Dark Star. Predicting a future ruled by reality television programs, genetic engineering, environmental plagues and insouciant robots, talented auteurs such as Robert Altman, David Cronenberg and Jim McBride brought a new sophistication and dark verve to one of the most popular postwar film genres.
To see a complete list of films and screening times see http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2010aprjun/sf1970.html.
[Tip via Boston Events Insider]