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Harryhausen Screening

02/08/2004. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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... and a SPFX Panel in the USA's SF Bay Area.

Bay Area Film Events; in conjunction with Movies by the Bay has just announced a screening of two SFF masterpieces by special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen, featuring a panel discussion by local special effects experts.

On August 14th, 2004, 35mm prints of 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD and 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (courtesy of Sony Pictures) will be screened at the Auctions By The Bay movie house, located at 2700 Saratoga Street, Alameda, CA, the former site of the Alameda Naval Air Station.

Presented along with the screening will be a panel discussion of special effects by Academy Award-winning effects artist Phil Tippet of Tippet Studios (Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers), Jim Aupperle (Nightmare Before Christmas, Ghostbusters, Hellboy), Webster Colcord (James and the Giant Peach, Antz, Minority Report, Matrix Revolutions), plus Tom Gibbons and Brian Freisenger of ESC Entertainment (Matrix trilogy). The evening will be hosted by special guest John Stanley of Creature Features fame.

The show starts at 6:00 p.m with an admission price of $10.00. The event will also include rare short subjects, including a long-lost interview of Ray Harryhausen and producer Charles Schneer by Creature Features' Bob Wilkins.

Bay Area Film Events is an organization dedicated to the presentation and preservation of classic films of yesteryear.

For more information, check em out at www.sfgodzillafest.com

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