Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Feb 1, 2020
7:30pm

JOE DANTE’S 16MM SPOTLIGHT
Joe Dante In Person!
THIS IS NOT A TEST

Program begins with the cartoon “The Daffy Doc” (1938, Warner Bros., 7 min. Dir. Robert Clampett). Doctor Daffy assists Doctor Quack in a routine operation gone hilariously wrong.

Introduction by Joe Dante.
THIS IS NOT A TEST
1962, 73 min, USA, Dir: Fredric Gadette

A low-budget standout of the ’50s and early-’60s nuclear holocaust genre, THIS IS NOT A TEST follows a group of ordinary citizens as they react to the news of their impending doom. The chaos begins when a lone policeman stops all highway traffic, informing motorists of the outbreak of nuclear war. With little time, the group’s only chance is to convert one of the drivers’ supply trucks into an impromptu bomb shelter. With a cast of mostly unknown actors, Fredric Gadette’s one and only film is a thrilling yet serious reflection of the collective anxieties during the Cold War.


16mm print courtesy of the Joe Dante, Jon Davison and Miller Drake collection at the Academy Film Archive.
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Sat, Feb 1, 2020 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Joe Dante In Person!
Sat, Nov 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Joe Dante In Person!
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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Joe Dante In Person!
Sat, Jan 11, 2020 - 7:30pm
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Joe Dante In Person!
Sat, Jan 25, 2020 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Mar 7, 2020 - 7:30pm
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