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Bonus. Your kids will love. With each presentation a monster movie made by a kid. Show your kids what with a video camera and their unbridled imaginations they can do. When they make a film I will debut it at The CineForum.

4pm Saturday, August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023: THE LOST WORLD (1925) The best restored version. Wonderful stop motion animation by Willis O’Brien.

4pm Monday, August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023: KING KONG (1933) The 8th wonder of the world. Again wonderful stop motion animation by Willis O’Brien.

4pm, Tuesday, August 8, 15, 22, 29, 2023: THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (1953) The feature solo debute of stop motion animation artist Ray Harryhausen.

4pm, Wednesday, August 9, 16, 23, 30, 2023: THE GIANT BEHEMOTH (1959) The final film featuring animation by Willis O’Brien.

4pm, Thursday, August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2023: GORGO (1961) A film your kids will thank you for introducing it to them. This is the perfect film for Mother’s Day.

Admission: No fee. If one the way out you feel like making a donation to help me get a new 150 inch screen for The CineForum it will be much appreciated.–Reg Hartt


GORGO (1961) was designed by writer/director Eugene Lourie to make his daughter happy.

His first dinosaur motion picture, THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (1953) incorporated a Ray Bradbury short story (THE FOGHORN) and featured the debut solo work of stop motion animation artist Ray Harryhausen. On his way home from the premiere Lourie’s young daughter in the car said, Daddy, you’re a bad man. You killed the dinosaur.” Said Lourie, “One day I will make one for you.”

Lourie’s second dinosaur film, THE GIANT BEHEMOTH (1959) featured animation by Willis O’Brien, the master behind THE LOST WORLD (1925) and KING KONG (1933).

Then the King Brothers, who had achieved huge success with their release of the Japanese SF film, RODAN, THE FLYING MONSTER, got in touch with Eugene Lourie. They said, “We want a giant monster film.”

Lourie designed GORGO to please his daughter. She was pleased. So was every kid who saw this film including then 15 year old me.

I don’t want to say anymore about it because I don’t want to spoil your fun.

I will say that when you bring your kids to see any one of these films as my guests at The CineForum they are going to thank you.–Reg Hartt

Feast your eyes on a plethora of GORGO art work, comic books, posters and pressbooks!



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