$2 Terror Tuesdays at CALS Ron Robinson Theater – Tonight is 1959’s THE WASP WOMAN

The Wasp Woman Poster$2 Terror Tuesdays continue tonight (7/16) at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater with 1959’s THE WASP WOMAN.

“If I be waspish, best beware my sting.” – The Taming of the Shrew

No, tonight’s film is not a re-telling of Shakespeare’s classic battle of the sexes.  Would that it were.

The Wasp Woman is a 1959 American science fiction horror film, produced and directed by Roger Corman. A cosmetics queen is transformed into a murderous monster after she uses an insect chemical to preserve her beauty.  (But parts of the current version appear to have been filmed sometime in the early 1960s given some of the vehicles clearly visible.)

The showing starts at 7pm.  Cost is $2.

$2 Terror Tuesdays on the CALS Ron Robinson Theater screen – THE TERROR

The Terror Poster$2 Terror Tuesdays continue tonight (7/2) at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater with 1963’s THE TERROR.

The Terror unites two men who have each starred in classic suspense/thriller movies. It was made toward the end of Boris Karloff’s career, but he had caused many a chill as the monster in Frankenstein and other classic horror films.  Up and coming Jack Nicholson would later terrorize moviegoers in The Shining.

The Terror is a 1963 Independent American Vistascope horror film produced and directed by Roger Corman. The plot concerns a French officer who finds an intriguing woman who is believed to be the ghost of a baron’s long departed wife.

Corman used the same sets and some of the same actors from 1963’s The Raven which he completed filming immediately before this project.  He shot all of Karloff’s scenes in four days. However, he and the other actors improvised much of the film over a nine month period – the longest shoot of his career. One of the second unit directors on this project was Francis Ford Coppola.

The showing starts at 7pm.  Cost is $2.

LR Film Fest Rooftop Screening of BLOODY MAMA

lrff_mp_hdr_logoThe Little Rock Film Festival is hosting its first ever Rooftop Screening featuring ‘Bloody Mama’- a classic gangster film featuring Robert De Niro and Robert Walden. It will be tonight at 7pm atop the River Market Tower.

What better way to spend an evening under the stars than watching a movie with a star in the audience? Actor Robert Walden will join the audience on the rooftop for this special screening and will discuss his role in the film.

The event is free, but purchase of an 2013 LRFF pass is required to attend this screening.

Directed by Roger Corman, Bloody Mama was filmed in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas and tells the story of  machine gun totin’ Ma Barker, who lead her family gang (her sons) on a crime spree in the Depression era.Robert Walden plays Fred Barker in the film, who has just been released from prison, and Robert De Niro plays Lloyd Barker, a spaced-out drug addict who sniffs glue if nothing better is around.

During his long an successful career as a Hollywood actor, three time Emmy nominated actor Robert Walden has acted alongside many of the Hollywood greats including George C. Scott, Anthony Hopkins and Dusti Hoffman and has worked with director such as Woody Allen,, Martin Scorcese and Alan Pakula.

Walden currently stars in the new TV land sitcom, Happily Divorcedwith Fran Drescher and Rita Moreno. He will also star in the Arkansas Repertory Theater’s version of Death of a Salesman as Willy Loman, running April 24th to May 12th www.therep.org