FLASH GORDON & LIFE AFTER FLASH
BEYOND FEST! DOUBLE FEATURE!
FLASH GORDON, 1980, Universal, 111 min. Dir. Mike Hodges. Like the early-1930s serial, director Mike Hodges FLASH is surprisingly faithful to Alex Raymonds original comic strip, with just the right balance of action, tongue-in-cheek humor and mind-blowing production design (here courtesy of wizard Danilo Donati), with a score by none other than Queen! Relative unknowns Sam J. Jones and Melody Anderson play Flash and Dale, but the supporting cast is full of heavyweights, including Max Von Sydow (as Ming), Topol (as Dr. Zarkov), Ornella Muti (as Aura), as well as Lina Wertmuller favorite Mariangela Melato (SWEPT AWAY) and future James Bond Timothy Dalton.
LIFE AFTER FLASH, 2017, AMP International, 94 min. Dir. Lisa Downs. This feature documentary explores the life of Sam J. Jones since his iconic performance in the title role of the 1980 classic FLASH GORDON, and the aftermath of the young stars clash with one of Hollywood's biggest legends, producer Dino De Laurentiis. LIFE AFTER FLASH is an inspiring and moving film that celebrates what makes Mike Hodges enduring sci-fi classic so iconic with audiences to this day and looks at the real man behind the heroic mask: his successes, his battles and his ultimate struggle for redemption.
Discussion between films with FLASH GORDON stars Sam J. Jones and Melody Anderson.
SCREENING FORMAT FOR FLASH GORDON: 35mm print
SCREENING FORMAT FOR LIFE AFTER FLASH: DCP
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American Cinematheque - Egyptian Theatre (View)
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
|Minimum Age: 17|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|