Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Nov 23, 2019
7:30pm

JOE DANTE’S 16MM SPOTLIGHT
LADYBUG LADYBUG

Program begins with the cartoon “School Days” (1932, 6 min. Dir. Ub Iwerks) Flip the Frog heads to school, followed by a mischief-making dog.

LADYBUG LADYBUG
1963, Park Circus/MGM, 82 min, USA, Dir: Frank Perry

From Frank and Eleanor Perry, the husband-wife filmmaking duo behind such acclaimed films as DAVID AND LISA and THE SWIMMER, comes this anxiety-inducing Cold War drama based on a real incident that occurred in a rural elementary school. The film follows a group of schoolchildren and staff who react to a nuclear attack alarm bell; unsure whether or not the threat is legitimate, they make their way to a bomb shelter as they contemplate their possible destruction. Shot in a naturalistic documentary style that adds to the frightening reality of the scenario, LADYBUG LADYBUG is both a document of 1960s Middle America and a reflection of today’s ever-present fear of nuclear holocaust. Jane Connell, William Daniels, James Frawley and Estelle Parsons lead the ensemble cast.


16mm prints from the personal film collection of Joe Dante and Jon Davison. Feature will be presented with breaks between reels.
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Sat, Nov 23, 2019 • 7:30pm

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