Where would we be without Roger Corman? Or Joe Dante, who got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman? These two are truly the Kings of Cult, so it's fitting that they're getting an art show tribute - combined with some awesome screenings of their films.
Above is one of the pieces that will be available at the Kings of Cult show, presented by Trailers From Hell. It's for The Raven, one of Roger Corman's wonderful Edgar Allen Poe movies, and it's by the brilliant Francesco Francavilla. I'm so happy to debut this print because it's for a movie that was released before 1982; too many amazing films get ignored when it comes to the pop art world, and I want to see more prints and shirts and stuff for movies released in the 50s, 60s and 70s.
The festivities kick off this Friday with a double feature at the New Beverly Cinema: Matinee and The Masque of the Red Death. The opening of the exhibit will be the next night. Here are all the details:
We are proud and honored to present this pop-art tribute to these two legendary directors and TFH Gurus. The artwork will pay tribute to their careers in unique and interesting ways, shedding new light on old favorites.
This tribute will begin with a double feature at The New Beverly Cinema of Joe Dante’s Matinee (1993) and Roger Corman’s The Masque of the Red Death (1964) on May 23rd at 7:30pm. Joe Dante and Roger Corman will be in attendance for a Q&A prior to the show along with other special guests.
The events will continue the next night at Hero Complex Gallery for the opening of the Kings of Cult exhibit on Saturday May 24th at 7pm. Joe Dante and Roger Corman will be in attendance. Original props from their classic films will be on exhibit as well.
Please join us on May 23rd at The New Beverly Cinema and on May 24th at Hero Complex Gallery for two event-filled evenings of art, film, and history.
Hero Complex Gallery is located at:
2020 South Robertson Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90034
New Beverly Cinema is located at:
7165 West Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 938-4038
KINGS OF CULT: An Art Tribute to Roger Corman and Joe Dante will be open for exhibition May 24th through June 8th, 2014.