This weekend, March 9 – 11, the Film Series presents Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (Alex Stapleton, 2011, USA, 95 min.) at 7:30 p.m. in the Moore Auditorium.
Blue jeans, sock-hops and drive-in movies: the Fifties were America’s age of innocence. But stalking the depths of its post-nuclear bliss, mass paranoia became fuel for Joseph McCarthy’s brand of Red Scare terror propaganda.
Bomb shelters were a deluxe feature in every American home, government-sponsored educational reels promised an imminent nuclear threat from across the Atlantic, and Hollywood — Babylon of the western world — hung on the brink of collapse. It was here, in the last-ditch machinations of a dying juggernaut, that a mild-mannered, civil engineer’s son would become the most influential force in modern movie making.
Corman’s World tracks the triumphant rise of Roger Corman, Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer, the true godfather of independent film making. The film features interviews with Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicholson, Ron Howard, Jonathan Demme, Pam Grier and others.
Official trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzSD-qINVBM
For more information please visit: http://www.webster.edu/filmseries
Admission is $6 for the general public, $5 for seniors (60 +), students from other schools and Webster alumni, $4 for Webster University staff and faculty, and free to Webster University students with proper ID unless otherwise noted.
Winfred Moore Auditorium, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo. 63119
The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council – a state agency.