Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Joe Dante and Roger Corman are two filmmakers with incredibly influential legacies. Corman’s eclectic, fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants style of filmmaking helped educate and launch the careers of everyone from James Cameron and Jack Nicholson to Ron Howard and Peter Fonda. Then there’s Dante, whose twisted sense of humor mixed with childlike wonder helped mold children of the Eighties in ways very similar to Steven Spielberg. Along the way, each gave us a ton of memorable films.
Now, the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles is paying tribute to the films of both filmmakers with a art exhibit and film screening. The exhibit is called Kings Of Cult: An Art Tribute to Roger Corman and Joe Dante and opens May 24 at the Gallery in Los Angeles. Before that, Dante and Corman will be in attendance at a double feature of Dante’s 1993 film Matinee and Corman’s 1964 film The Masque of the Red Death on may 23 at the New Beverly Cinema. Read more about the event, and see some of the art, below.
Here’s the info on the Screening and exhibit.
What: Double Feature Screening of Joe Dante’s Matinee (1993) and Roger Corman’s The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
When: Friday, May 23rd, starting at 7:30pm
Where: New Beverly Cinema 7165 West Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tickets: Visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/676592
What: “Kings of Cult” Art Exhibition Description: Art show celebrating the works of Roger Corman & Joe Dante
When: Opening Reception: Saturday, May 24th, 7-10pm
On Display: May 24th – June 8th, W-Sun, 11am-6pm
Where: Hero Complex Gallery, 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, LA, CA 90034
Online Sales: http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/collections/kings-of-cult (will be live on Sun, May 25th, approx. 1pm Pacific).
And here’s just a tiny sampling of the awesome art that’ll be on display. Many of theses pieces have multiple color variants as well.
For more on the event, visit www.herocomplexgallery.com.