Imagi-Movies Celebrates Forry Ackerman... and sets up disaster relief fund for Japan

Imagi-Movies Celebrates Forry Ackerman... and sets up disaster relief fund for Japan
Updated: 04-07-2011

LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2011 - Famous Monsters of Filmland made final announcements today for this weekend's Imagi-Movies Film Festival. The three-day film festival begins Friday, April 8, 2010 at the Laemmle Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, in celebration of the legacy of Forrest J Ackerman, America's #1 Sci-fi Fan. Today is the final day for pre-order ticket sales of daily, weekend, and VIP passes on the FM retail website, Tickets will be available at the theater box office thereafter. A portion of the weekend's proceeds to be donated to the Red Cross to aid in the relief for the victims of the 2011 disaster in Japan.

Highlights for the weekend include the Vincent Price Centennial, which makes its debut stop at the Imagi-Movies Film Festival. The Centennial Celebration will feature two days of celebrity panels led by daughter Victoria Price, director and producer Roger Corman, writer William Goldstein, and filmmaker and director William Malone, following special screenings of Price's acclaimed films, The Masque of the Red Death and The Abominable Dr. Phibes. 

The Imagi-Movies Film Festival will also be celebrating Dracula's 80th Anniversary with a special print screening of the 1931 film starring Bela Lugosi.  A panel will precede the film with special guest speakers Bela Lugosi Jr. and Carla Laemmle.

     The film festival will be teeming with great independent horror shorts and monstrous features, the FM Film Festival finalists, a rare screening of Stephen King's Dollar Babies, a compilation of H.P. Lovecraft films from the Lovecraft Society, and a special screening of cult phenom, Repo! The Genetic Opera with special guests tbd and a shadow cast. Come enjoy a weekend of movies and filmmaking with fans, and even take home tools of the trade during live panels with some of the leading names in Hollywood. Special guest panelists include: Mick Garris, Tom Woodruff, Mark Lester, Pete Von Sholly, the cast and crew of The Last Lovecraft, and more!
     For tickets, special celebrity guests, exclusive festival merchandise, and more information, visit the official festival website at

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