I have to admit, when I first heard the MPAA would give an 'R' rating to a movie they felt glorified smoking, I was annoyed. What's next? NC-17 for French kissing?
But Craig Mazin over at The Artful Writer has a really compelling argument for why it's a good idea. Take a look.
And don't forget to check out the comments. There are a lot of them, covering the full spectrum of viewpoints.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Friday, June 1, 2007
TIMEWARP FILMS, LLC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Come scream for a good cause!
Don Dohler, King of Baltimore Indie Horror: A Double Feature Benefit Screening
Cult hero filmmaker Don Dohler (1946-2006), master of low budget sci-fi and horror films and co-founder of Baltimore?s Timewarp Films, produced 11 movies and influenced generations of DIY (Do It Yourself!)
Celebrate Dohler's life and work with a double feature of his first and last films.
In Alien Factor (1978), an alien spacecraft makes a crash landing in Baltimore, releasing its bloodthirsty cargo of beasts?the lizard-like Leemoid, slimy Inferbyce, and wild and wooly Zagatile!
And in Dead Hunt (2006), ten movie reviewers at a horror film convention find themselves victims of gruesome traps and danger lurking in every shadow!
Beer, wine, liquor, sodas, juices, sparkling water and, of course, popcorn, will be available at the theater concession area.
Proceeds from the screening benefit the Joyce Dohler Foundation, a charity providing continued care for Don?s sister Joyce, who is developmentally disabled and for whom Don was guardian.
Date: June 23, 2007
Time: 7 PM
Cost: $15 general admission, $12 for Creative Alliance members
Location: Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore Maryland 21224
Parking info: ample street parking, especially bordering Patterson park, only a block from the theater
Creative Alliance contact: 410-276-1651 or www.creativealliance.org
Tickets may be purchased in advance from the Creative Alliance in person or by phone or by mail. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
Tickets may be purchased online in advance through MissionTix.com.
Of course, tickets may be purchased the night of the event at the box office, if it is not sold out.
More detailed Ticket purchase information can be found at:
More details on the Don Dohler double feature benefit screening can be
found at: http://creativealliance.org/events/eventItem1041.html