KAFM Film Series
Every first Tuesday of the month KAFM will show a classic movie to celebrate cinematic treasures! Each movie will be shown in the Radio Room at 1310 Ute Avenue, starting at 7:00pm. All ages are welcome to join in on the fun! There will also be popcorn, candy, and drinks available. Tickets are only $ 5.00
Tuesday October 3rd:
This month KAFM is excited to show "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers"!
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 American science fiction (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction_film) horror film (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horror_film) produced by Walter Wanger (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Wanger), directed by Don Siegel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Siegel), that stars Kevin McCarthy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_McCarthy_(actor)) and Dana Wynter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_Wynter). The black and white (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_and_white) film, shot in Superscope (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_35), was partially done in a film noir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir) style. Daniel Mainwaring (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Mainwaring) adapted the screenplay (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenplay) from Jack Finney (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Finney)'s 1954 science fiction (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction) novel The Body Snatchers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Body_Snatchers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_the_Body_Snatchers#cite_note-Warren-2) The film was released by Allied Artists Pictures (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monogram_Pictures) on a double bill (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_bill) with the British science fiction film The Atomic Man (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Atomic_Man).
The film's storyline concerns an extraterrestrial invasion that begins in the fictional California town of Santa Mira. Alien plant spores have fallen from space and grown into large seed pods, each one capable of reproducing a duplicate replacement copy of each human. As each pod reaches full development, it assimilates the physical characteristics, memories, and personalities of each sleeping person placed near it; these duplicates, however, are devoid of all human emotion. Little by little, a local doctor uncovers this "quiet" invasion and attempts to stop it.
The slang expression "pod people (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pod_People_(Invasion_of_the_Body_Snatchers))" that arose in late 20th century American culture references the emotionless duplicates seen in the film. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_the_Body_Snatchers#cite_note-Warren-2)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers was selected in 1994 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Film_Registry) by the Library of Congress (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Congress) for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."