Friday, March 6, 2009

Added Guests for Forrest J Ackerman Tribute Sunday

Sunday, March 8 - 4:00 PM
Reception at 3 PM

Join us in remembering one of the most Famous Monsters of them all, at an event celebrating his memory, friendship and the legions of fans. Join us for testimonials from those who knew and loved Forry, plus film clips, slides, performances and more at the theatre Forry frequented since the age of 6! Forrest J Ackerman was one of science fiction's most ardent spokesmen and promoters, providing fodder for active imaginations for over seven decades. A magazine editor, writer, literary agent, founder of science fiction fandom and possibly the world's most avid collector of genre books and movie memorabilia, Uncle Forry as he was affectionately known, touched the lives of young future giants of the genre such as Stephen King, Ray Bradbury and Steven Spielberg to name just a few. Born in 1916, Forrest J Ackerman passed away on December 4, 2008 in Los Angeles.

Guests confirmed to date include
Ray Bradbury, Guillermo Del Toro, Rick Baker, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Tim Sullivan, James Warren (publisher of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and John Landis. All guests subject to availability. Updates on speakers and more information on the Cinematheque website. FREE ADMISSION!

At the tribute there will be a preview display of items from Forrest J Ackerman's collection, to be auctioned by
Profiles in History: Bela Lugosi's Dracula Ring, Cape, Costume From The Raven; Bram Stoker / Lugosi Signed First Edition Dracula Book and the "Maria" Robot and Fritz Lang's Monocle From Metropolis to be Displayed at Ackerman Tribute.

Following the tribute is a double feature of a documentary on Forry and THE TIME TRAVELERS (featuring a Forry camero).

Read more about Forry.