Last night marked the conclusion of this year's NOT NECESSARILY NOIR fest and it really closed out on a fantastic high with our Ed Wood triple feature of JAIL BAIT, GLEN OR GLENDA and PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE. All three films looked wonderful up on the big screen and it really goes without saying that the theatrical experience truly does enhance the overall enjoyment of these incredible films. On an even more encouraging note, I'm happy to report that the Roxie audience was appropriately reverential toward the films with an acceptable level of good-natured chuckling (these films are funny in their own intentional ways) as opposed to the derisive Michael Medved-inspired cruelty and the lame, condescendingly worthless nonsense invoked by the Mystery Science Theater crowd. Well done, San Francisco! And thanks, too, to all the Oasis folks who contirbuted to this thread. It's my sincere hope that someday all of you will make it out to SF and the Roxie!
I almost forgot to mention that part of last night's Ed Wood tribute included about 45 mnutes of rare Wood-related material including this bizarre 1955 interview with the great Bela Lugosi as he is about to be released from a Los Angeles sanitarium where he was being treated for drug addiction. Notice Bela's shout-out to Wood near the end of the interview!