Buffalo And Erie Offers B-Movie Series

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, in collaboration with the Buffalo B-Movie Series, announces &#8220Movie Tuesdays,&#8221 a five-month schedule of Tuesday night screenings &#8212- a movie a month now through March of 2011.

B-Movie co-founder Scott Washburn brings his cinematic curatorial sensibilities and mind for mischief to the History Museum, which will host the film’s screenings in their 150-seat auditorium. Doors open at 7, films start at 7:30. Admission is $5 for BECHS members, $8 general.

Schedule

Tuesday, November 30, 2010: &#8220The Fall of the House of Usher&#8221 (1933)
Directed by Juan Epstein. A brilliant silent interpretation of the Poe classic.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010: &#8220Scrooge&#8221 (1933)
The first known film version of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic, starring Seymour Hicks.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011: &#8220M, Eine stadt sucht einen moerder&#8221 (1934)
A Fritz Lang film. A child-killer is captured and tried by the city street people when the police fail to catch him. Starring Peter Lorre, in his first major film role.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011: &#8220A Trip to the Moon&#8221 (1902) & &#8220The House of Usher&#8221 (1928)
The only double-bill of the series. &#8220A Trip to the Moon&#8221 (French: Le Voyage dans la lune) is a short, silent, science-fiction film by Georges Melies. &#8220The House of Usher&#8221 is a Dadaist short version of Poe’s classic tale- a gorgeous, surrealist visual interpretation.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011: &#8220The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari&#8221 (1920)
Director Robert Wiene brings us the first modern horror film. It’s gone on to influence a number of contemporary productions. A real classic!

About The Buffalo B-Movie Series

Since 2008, the Buffalo B-Movie Series has been screening the best of the worst (and sometimes the worst of the worst) films it can find, in a variety of locations. Its fans and audiences appreciate scripts that even infamously bad directors like John Waters and Ed Wood passed up. Some of the movies screened are so bad that they appear to possibly have had no script at all. (N.B. &#8220The Creeping Terror&#8221 and &#8220Manos &#8212- Hands of Fate.&#8221) Or, in the case of &#8220The Creeping Terror,&#8221 which lost its original dialogue &#8211are entertaining by virtue of some of the most hilarious dubbing on the planet.

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