Roger Corman to Kick Off VINCENTENNIAL in St. Louis!
Legendary director Roger Corman will be in St. Louis to kick of the Vincentennial Vincent Price Film Festival here in St. Louis !!! Mr.Corman has committed to being here to help St. Louis celebrate the 100th birthday of the most famous movie star to hail from our city. Roger Corman directed Vincent Price in eight classic films between 1960 and 1964, most of them based on the writings of Edgar Allen Poe: HOUSE OF USHER, TALES OF TERROR, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, TOWER OF LONDON, MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, TOMB OF LIGEIA, THE HAUNTED PALACE, and THE RAVEN. The Hi-Pointe Theater will reserve its single massive (seats 400) screen to host the first three days of the film festival (which will be spread out over 8 evenings) and we will present two separate evenings with Roger Corman, Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd. Mr. Corman’s appearances are firm but other details are still a bit fluid. We asked him which of his Price collaborations he would like us to show and he picked MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH so that will definitely be the choice for Sunday evening. Right now the pick for Saturday’s program could change but TOMB OF LIGEIA looks like the pick. Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog Magazine and author of the book Mario Bava, All the Colors of the Dark will be in St. Louis to moderate both evenings of questions and answers with Mr. Corman
Cinema St. Louis is throwing Vincentennial which, in addition to being a very comprehensive film festival, will also include two exhibits; One of Vincent Price artifacts, memorabilia, and collectibles at the Sheldon Arts Center and the other of Vincent Price artwork at the gallery at Star Clipper Comics on the Loop. There will also be a stage production of THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES presented by The Magic Smoking Monkey Theater group to tie into the event and much more! All the details for Vincentennial can be found right here at We Are Movie Geeks.com, Cinema St. Louis website (HERE) and the Vincentennial facebook page (HERE)