May 18, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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Comic Book Films:
I grew up in the 80-90s and I am amazed at how much geek culture has been assimilated into pop culture as of late. A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) is one of the biggest shows on HBO right now. You can buy a shirt featuring Tom Baker (Doctor Who) at Hot Topic. Videogames have become a billion dollar industry. The House of Ideas dominated the box office with films like The Avengers. It’s amazing to think that in a few years the general public might know the name of Jesse Custer
Since comic book films are all the rage these days, I thought I would share a few of my favorite films that are adapted from comics.
American Splendor is not only one of my favorite comic book films, it is also the perfect companion piece to our last film, Crumb. American Splendor is based on the series of the same name by the late Harvey Pekar. Pekar was inspired by his vinyl loving friend, Robert Crumb to create his own comic based on his day to day life. What is really compelling about American Splendor (the books) is that Pekar didn’t romanticize his life in the least. It makes his pessimistic writing strangely uplifting.
This Showing will be a shown at the Headquarters which is smoke free, intimate environment with limited space. Since space is limited I would appreciate some notice (when possible) if you have rsvp'd but are not able to attend the showing. It would allow others to rsvp who might be able to attend.
A warning for anyone with bad allergies, we do have a dog residing here. Hopefully her presence won’t be too much of a deterrent.
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I look forward to seeing you there.
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