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Creature from the Black Lagoon

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Creature from the Black Lagoon

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1954 / 79min / 3D DCP

DIRECTOR: JACK ARNOLD

CAST: RICHARD CARLSON, JULIE ADAMS, RICHARD DENNING, ANTONIO MORENO

Each ticket includes one copy of The Lady From the Black Lagoon courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Author Mallory O'Meara will join us and sign her book following the screening.

Before The Shape of Water, there was the Creature—the so-called “Gill-man,” the amphibious terror of the Amazon that was the last of the great Universal monsters, designed by Disney animator Milicent Patrick, realized by make-up artist Bud Westmore, and portrayed underwater by stuntwoman Ginger Stanley. All hell breaks loose when a group of scientists led by ichthyologist Dr. David Reed decide to capture this prehistoric creature for study, only to find it taking a King Kong-like fancy to the doctor’s girlfriend, Kay. The missing link between classic Universal horror and Jet Age sci-fi, and an absolute scream.

Screening in Academy at Metrograph, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' monthly residency.