Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Nov 2, 2019
7:30pm

JOE DANTE’S 16MM SPOTLIGHT
Joe Dante In Person!
THE FOOL KILLER

Program begins with the cartoon “Hair Raising Hare” (1946, 7 min. Dir. Chuck Jones) Bugs Bunny is trapped in the castle of a Peter Lorre-esque mad scientist, who intends to feed him to a giant orange monster.

Introduction by Joe Dante.
THE FOOL KILLER
1965, 99 min, Mexico/USA, Dir: Servando González

A truly bizarre yet imaginative product of the 1960s, THE FOOL KILLER (aka VIOLENT JOURNEY) is a darkly poetic Western set in the pastoral post-Civil War South. Directed by Mexican filmmaker Servando González, the film stars Anthony Perkins in a Norman Bates-like role as philosophizing wanderer-turned-ax murderer Milo, who takes under his wing a 12-year-old runaway named George (Edward Albert). George, not unlike Huck Finn, has faced so many dangerous characters in his life - including his abusive foster parents - that he gladly accepts the unhinged yet oddly affectionate Milo as his sole friend. Together they roam the country without a care – except for George’s fear of the “Fool Killer,” an 8-foot-tall boogeyman rumored to be lurking the roads.


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 2, 2019 • 7:30pm

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Sat, Nov 9, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Nov 16, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Nov 23, 2019 - 7:30pm
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