THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN Screening w/ Talk by Film Historian Lee Gambin
Following last Friday’s launch of RETROSELECTIVE with WOLF, Lee Gambin returns to Cinema Nova this Friday with Jack Arnold‘s 1957 science fiction classic THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, based off Richard Matheson’s novel.
A businessman faces the horrific reality of shrinking into non-existence in this classic from legendary director Jack Arnold (Creature From The Black Lagoon) and screenwriter Richard Matheson (The Omega Man). Featuring a themed showreel celebrating Jack Arnold and science fiction & horror films about size issues, screening prior to the feature. When Scott Carey (Grant Williams) begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him.
The RETROSELECTIVE screening series will deliver classic and cult films and act as an enlightening and fun “film school” at the same time! Showcasing movies through a varied lens, they will be preceded by showreels, talks and more.
Curated by film critic and author Lee Gambin, the Friday night line-ups each month will be tailored thematically, and they’re taking you back in time to revisit many movies that are rarely screened in-cinema.
The last film in the Identity Horror October theme of RETROSELECTIVE will be Robert Altman’s 1977 feature 3 WOMEN with Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Janice Rule.