On Wednesday August 22 2012 the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) student chapter at UCLA will present a pair of movies at New Beverly Cinema with characters who get shrunk down into miniaturized versions of themselves. First off is “The Incredible Shrinking Man” which stars Grant Williams and is based on the book by Richard Matheson. The second movie of the evening will be “Innerspace,” the 1987 science fiction comedy starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short and Meg Ryan. In addition, the director of “Innerspace,” Joe Dante, will be appearing in person (schedule permitting).
This double feature marks the conclusion of AMIA’s summer festival entitled “Something Old, Something New,” a celebration of classic and modern cinema. Their previous double features in this festival included “711 Ocean Drive” and “Hackers” which dealt with technological explorations, and there was also “These Are The Damned” and “Attack The Block” which dealt with young kids fighting to stay alive. UCLA’s AMIA student chapter looks to advance the archiving of all kinds of movies by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations that share their desire to preserve all forms of the moving image.
The double feature will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $8. The box office at New Beverly Cinema only accepts cash, but you can purchase tickets online ahead of time through the Brown Paper Tickets website. There will also be a free raffle with some amazing prizes that have been provided by the Warner Archive Collection and from the megastore Wacko.
Joe Dante takes us back to ‘Matinee’
Joe Dante travels back to ‘The Burbs’