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Franklin, IN, United States, 2007/06/03 - August 17th thru 19th, The Indy Film Co-op will be hosting The B Movie Celebration - BMovieCelebration.com.
Actually, it turns out there's a great reason to go to this college town south of Indianapolis in August. It's the first annual B-movie celebration, with films so bad they belong in the so-bad-they're good category, like The Terror of Tiny Town and Plan Nine from Outer Space.
August 17th thru 19th, The Indy Film Co-op (indyfilmco-op.org) will be hosting The B Movie Celebration. During the Celebration they will screen Fifty B Classics, have a tribute to Troma Studios founder, Lloyd Kaufman, a retrospective of the films of prolific B Director, Jim Wynorski. The Indy Film Co-op, the hosts of the festival, will also screen ten soon to be classic B films from current B filmmakers.
There will be over 20 educational seminars along with Director Bobby Logan’s 1 Day Film School. The Celebration will start with a bang with a B Movie Gala to be held at The Johnson County Museum of History.
In attendance will be B movie legends like Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Studios, Special Effects Wizard Tom Savini, Cult Director Jim Wynorski, and Host of Cinema Insomnia Mr. Lobo. Also appearing will be original Plan Nine from Outer Space cast member Conrad Brooks. The Master of Ceremonies for the entire event will be Brownsburg’s own Steve “Papaw” Pyatte.
B movie Fans…Indiana wants you!
About Lloyd Kaufman
Without Lloyd Kaufman "there probably never would have been There's Something About Mary, or Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo." There can be no doubt that what Kaufman has achieved is enormous. In 30 years, Kaufman, along with Michael Herz, have built Troma Studios up to legendary status as a bastion of true independence, the world's greatest collection of camp cinema. Lloyd is responsible for the Toxic Avenger series, Tromeo and Juliet as well as the recently released Poultrygeist.
About Jim Wynorski
A 25 year veteran in the Hollywood exploitation field, writer/producer/Director JIM WYNORSKI is responsible for over 150 varied motion pictures in a myriad of Genres. Wynorski trained at the feet of renowned B movie mogul Roger Corman Throughout the 1980s came a steady stream of Classic B titles like BIG BAD MAMA 2 with Angie Dickenson, NOT OF THIS EARTH with Traci Lords and RETURN OF SWAMP THING with Heather Locklear. On into the '90s, Wynorski continued to climb to the top of the B-Film mountain with flicks like HARD BOUNTY starring Kelly LeBrock, BODY CHEMISTRY 3 & 4 with Shannon Tweed and Morgan Fairchild and MUNCHIE. Jim Wynorski has kept fresh by innovating new special effects techniques that landed the director no less than seven world premieres on the Sci-Fi Channel. His credits there include films like GARGOYLES, CURSE OF THE KOMODO, PROJECT VIPER and CRY OF THE WINGED SERPENT.