"B-movies! Always the second-string, the throwaway films dropped in place after the main feature, the kids picked last for dodge-ball in gym class. But we’ve always retained a soft spot for the filmic underdogs, ranging from Barbarella to Cat People to the entire Ed Wood oeuvre. And at this weekend’s B-Movie Celebration, Aug. 17-19 in Franklin, Ind., the Indy Film Co-op pays tribute to this unique form with dozens of screenings of B-films memorable and obscure, and a lineup of speakers whose experiences cross the diverse range of seat-of-the-pants filmmaking.
Guests include Lloyd Kaufman, legendary creator of the Toxic Avengers and Sgt. Kabukiman; veteran filmmaker Jim Wynorski (Big Bad Mama 2, Return of the Swamp Thing); and effects maestro/actor Tom Savini (best known for his work on the original Night of the Living Dead). You might also recognize him as the guy with a penis-shaped gun in From Dusk Till Dawn, a modern B-classic if ever there was.
For more information: bmoviecelebration.com.