Saturday, October 24, 2020

UCLA restoration of The Vampire Bat

Attention pre-code horror movie lovers! UCLA Film & Television Archive is offering free streaming of its restoration of The Vampire Bat (1933) this Thursday, October 29 at 4:00 pm. I have not seen this movie yet because the versions currently available are in such bad shape that they are difficult to watch,* so I am really looking forward to seeing this restoration. Just to make things more fun and interesting, there will be a post screening Q&A with Fay Wray's daughter, author Victoria Riskin. Be sure to RSVP so you can be sent the link the day of the screening. 

Keep an eye out for other events in the UCLA Virtual Screening Room

*10/29/20 Addendum: This screening was so much fun! It was nice to enjoy the communal moviegoing experience again! Little did I know this restoration is already available on DVD and Blu Ray. Great and informative interview with Victoria Riskin. I just ordered her book, Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir. You can check out a recording of the entire presentation on Vimeo.

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