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Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini's American Splendor

  • 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.

2003

1.85:1

101 Minutes

USA

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS2vKaO8nS0

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.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Organizer,
Damon

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  • Deborah Helen K.

    Thank for showing the movie, Damon. Enjoyed seeing you and everyone and meeting Noah and Corinne and Kelley. Look forward to next weeks movie.! You've made me a anime fan!

    May 19, 2014

  • Damon S.

    Thank you all for braving the unusual Portland weather to attend American Splendor. Next week we will be checking out our second Miyazaki film with the group. I look forward to seeing some of you there.

    May 18, 2014

  • Noah

    Very nice hosts! Great discussion and a good group of people.

    May 18, 2014

    • Damon S.

      Thanks for coming, Noah. It's always nice to meet new people through the group.

      May 18, 2014

  • Ben F.

    Hey guys! Looks like I'm not going to be able to make it tonight...but I'm looking forward to the next screening!

    May 18, 2014

    • Damon S.

      Thanks for the heads up, Ben.

      May 18, 2014

  • Jesse M.

    Given my love of Harvey, my comic I'm starting partially inspired by his work, and how much I love this movie I am very disappointed I can't make it. I have an audition AND my new job starts the next day. Hopefully I can make it next time!

    May 18, 2014

  • Noah

    Hello all, I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing the movie.

    May 17, 2014

    • Damon S.

      I'm looking forward to meeting you as well, Noah.

      May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yeahhhhh!!!! A movie I've wanted to see on a night off and I am cat sitting fairly close by! Lookingeversoforward.

    1 · May 12, 2014

    • Damon S.

      I'm looking forward to meeting you.

      May 12, 2014

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