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The Loft Cinema – Tucson, AZ
October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Mads are back! Join Mystery Science Theatre 3000 stars Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu (MST3K’s bad movie mad scientists, “TV’s Frank” and “Dr. Clayton Forrester”) as they screen some of the worst movies ever made and riff (or comedically make fun of) them LIVE in the same style as the Peabody Award-wining TV series. At this Loft Cinema event, The Mads will riff the hilariously awful 1953 Ed Wood, Jr. classic, Glen or Glenda, starring Bela Lugosi, as well as a short film, with a Q&A afterwards. There will also be a Meet & Greet before and after the show, as time allows!
Glen or Glenda, the legendary debut film from director Ed Wood, Jr. (the infamous visionary behind Plan 9 From Outer Space), is a hilariously confusing but gentle tale of a young “transvestite” (played by Ed himself) who must come to grips with his identity as an angora-loving cross-dresser while also struggling to find acceptance from his fiancé and society at large. Narrated by horror movie icon Bela Lugosi, and featuring heaps of unrelated stock footage, strange dream sequences and gloriously campy dialogue, Glen or Glenda, despite its many failings as a film, helped revolutionize cinema by presenting a very progressive tale championing tolerance and kindness toward gender-nonconforming people … in 1953! “Pull the string! Pull the string!”