Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Press Release: The B Movie World Gathers in Illinois This Weekend

What do Sharknado, Nightmare On Elm Street, Chopping Mall, Lost Empire, Witchboard and Armed Response all have in common? They are are all part of the B Movie Celebration being held October 25th-28th at the Hollywood Boulevard Cinema in Woodbridge, Illinois.

All together 26 amazing B feature films with 42 B movie shorts are being screened. We are very proud to be hosting 7 world premieres and over 12 North American Premieres. If you love B Movies, then the Hollywood Boulevard is the place to be this weekend. In attendance at the B Movie Celebration will be Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund. Joining Robert will be legendary B Movie Directors Jim Wynorski, Fred Olen Ray and Kevin Tenney, each screening one or more of their classic titles. This is a perfect chance to sit down with practitioners of the cinematic arts one on one.

Often the term B movie is thought to be one of derision and scorn. Low budget B or Genre filmmaking are thought to be second class or in some way inferior. We at the B Movie Celebration know otherwise. We know that for the most part the grand American cinematic tradition has evolved from origins in B Movies. The weavers of images which we as a collective culture deem as master of the cinematic arts, Scorsese, Coppola, Kaufman, Demme, Leone, Bogdanovich , Lucas, Spielberg and Tarantino all either toiled in the fields of B filmmaking or consider themselves primarily influenced by this tradition and manner of cinema.
They know that the majority of innovation and the defining of the cinematic arts were as a result as a result of B Movies. There is a tradition and legacy which should not be forgotten. Filmmakers like Oscar Micheaux, Ida Lupino, Samuel Fuller, Jacques Tourneur, Lloyd Kaufman, Robert Lippert, Roger Corman and Jim Wynorski have all contributed significantly to the tradition and the emerging art form that is movies. Some of them still do.

They also feel that it is our duty to present a global overview of genre filmmaking by showing classic B films but also to sharing with you our discovery of emerging B filmmaking talents.
These people have taken on the banner of advancing the art of the motion picture and they like their predecessors must be celebrated.

They invite you to celebrate B Movies, celebrate the people who made these movies and those who continue to make these movies.

Please join At The Hollywood Boulevard Cinema October 25th-28th for the Seventh Annual B Movie Celebration. or

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