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August Movie

August 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Thursday, August 25th – a special engagement for our film night!

Filmmakers in Person!!

Ringers – Lord of the Fans
One Book. One Ring. One World.

This award-winning documentary about the growth of Tolkein fandom, and how The Lord of the Rings has influenced Western popular culture over the past 50 years. Produced by local filmmakers Cliff Broadway, Carlene Cordova, Danny Lukic, and Jeff Marchelletta, Ringers won the award for Outstanding Achievement in a Documentary at the 2005 Newport Beach Film Festival and was nominated for Best DVD Release at the 2006 Saturn Awards.

The film says a lot about the early days, when it was part of hippie culture and influenced many people in the pop world, some of whom became famous and are interviewed. Ringers includes Leonard Nimoy (Mr Spock in Star Trek) performing “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”. It tells the story of the first cartoon version, along with the Ralph Bakshi version filmed in 1978. The success of the Peter Jackson films is described through interviews with Jackson and the stars of the trilogy. “Ringers” is primarily a term for Tolkien fans who concentrate on the Jackson films.

Doors and cash bar open at 6:00PM

Event begins at 7:00PM

The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor — entrance between Quiznos and Citibank
582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

Don’t Drive — BART/MUNI Montgomery Street station is right at our front door, and parking in San Francisco sucks!!! Street parking ($3.50 per hour) is metered M-Sat., til 6PM; find a parking garage here.

Suggested $5-$10 donation at the door or the bar supports Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California.

Seating is limited, and is first come, first seated.

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