The first talkie to transform what people thought cinema could accomplish through stop motion animation.
King Kong (1933, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 2h 5m): A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
Includes a special screening of:
Long Live the King: The Legacy of Kong - a feature documentary about the enduring appeal of the character King Kong, and how he has inspired so many of the great filmmakers and artists since 1933. Q&A discussion with directors Frank Dietz and Trish Geiger
TICKETS: $10 general | $5 MOPA Members
In partnership with Film Geeks SD
Film Geeks 2017: A Year of Firsts!
January 13: Breathless (1960)
February 24: Black History Month Double Feature! The Learning Tree (969) / Shaft (1971)
March 3: Midnight Cowboy (1969)
April 14: Drunken Angel (1948)
May 12: Woman of the Year (1942
June 16: Rebecca (1940)
July 7: King Kong (1933)
August 4: A Hard Day's Night (1964)
September 1: Women direct! Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
October 27: Dementia 13 (1963)
November 17: Mean Streets (1973)
December 1: East of Eden (1955)