Preview Screenings this Thursday: Hit Man - one of the most anticipated comedies of the year

Wednesday May 22 @ 6pm

Part of the May Series Psychotronic Cinema, or “This movie’s a bit strange, isn’t it?”, presented by The Cinema Society of Kingston and hosted by writer/collector Barry Yuen. You can view the poster exhibit, Your Guide to Psychotronic Cinema in our upper lobby.

From series host, Barry Yuen: No discussion of “Psychotronic” film can take place without mention of Ed Wood Jr.’s notorious PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, which makes everybody’s list of “Worst Movies Ever Made”. Wood was working under severe budgetary constraints, which goes halfway to explaining why his movies turned out so poorly, but they were also plagued by poor writing and poor acting as well. But for those who get some enjoyment out of bad cinema and it’s unintentional hilarity, this movie is heaven. Bela Lugosi had only shot about one minute of footage, without dialogue, but because Lugosi’s name added marquee value, Wood inserted the footage into his movie anyway. In the most flagrant example of incompetence, he tried to pass off another cast member as Lugosi by having him skulk around with his cape covering most of his face. Absolutely no one was fooled. Among other flubs, you can also see the wires on the hubcaps which are supposed to be flying saucers.

Runtime 79 minutes
Rated PG
Directed By Ed Wood!
Starring Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore
Language English


Wed, May

6:00 pm


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