Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I Love You You Big Dummy

The Coalition for Cinema Conservation and Preservation – Southern California Chapter

In conjunction with The Echo Park Film Center

Announces a one night only event – Friday October 30th 2009 at 8 PM

Uncanny My Ass: Penetrating the Performative Object

Join Hugo, Woody, Conky, Hugo, Chip, Marcy, and many others for a selection of found and recovered video and cinema featuring ventriloquist dummies, marionettes, sock-puppets, Resusci-Annie, crash test dummies, and anything else we can scare up.

Featuring special live IN PERSON appearances by Los Angeles artist, musician & filmmaker Marnie Weber (Party Boys, Spirit Girls) presenting her new short film “The Sea of Silence” and David Liebe Hart and His Puppet Friends (Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Show; Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) performing songs from a new original musical detailing the history of LA’s Pacific Electric Red Line!

The rest of the evening will be given over to a survey of ventriloquist dummies (and related simulacra) in popular culture, including excerpts from classic horror films “Dead of Night” and “Devil Doll” the “Conky” episode of Trailer Park Boys, and classic ventriloquist routines including a rare puppeteer-free video of Christian ventriloquy legend Little Marcy, and much more!

PLUS Legendary door prize raffles, Halloween refreshments, Surprise special guests and MORE!

The Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado St
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(the blue building at the corner of Alvarado and Sunset)
phone 213 484-8846

Friday October 30th 2009 at 8 PM

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