STREAMING - Recorded Zoom Discussion - BELA LUGOSI: King of the B's - Presented by Filmmaker and Film Historian Keith Crocker

Available in our Virtual Screening Room - Admission is Pay-What-You-Can


Pre-Recorded Zoom Lecture and Discussion – Hosted by Keith Crocker


Streaming in our Virtual Screening Room starting Tuesday, October 26th at 10 AM

General Admission is Pay-What-You-Want! – Click "Buy Tickets" above for price options

Bela Lugosi – King of the B’s: Here is a perfect program for the Halloween season. We explore the career of classic Hollywood horror icon Bela Lugosi. From his humble beginnings in Hungary, to his stage and screen career in Germany, Lugosi will be forever linked to his role as Dracula (1931). But Lugosi also branched out into mainstream Hollywood with appearances in such films as Ninotchka (1939). Though he often ended up typecast, Lugosi always gave stand out performances.  We are going to see film clips as well as a wealth of movie memorabilia to give a fine portrait of a man so long associated with B grade pictures who turned the product he starred into A list material.

Keith Crocker is a Long Island, NY based filmmaker and film historian. He attended the New York Institute of Technology from 1984 through 1988, where he majored in film and TV production. Keith’s first job in cinema was making short Super 8mm films used for aversion therapy in phobia clinics. In 1993, Keith made his first feature film, which was based on Edgar Allan Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue. During this time, he also worked as a motion picture projectionist and started a video on demand company. 30 years later, that business is still running. From 1987 through 2005, Keith was editor of the fanzine The Journal, which published 25 issues before going into hiatus. In 2008, Keith released Blitzkreig, which was a WWII based film. During this time, he was also the co-founder of Wildeye Releasing. He left Wildeye in 2012. Keith has been teaching adult education at Nassau Community College for the past 18 year has also been giving seminars on motion pictures to public libraries and community centers for the past 25 years. He lives on Long Island with his wife/muse Christina Crocker. He has two screenplays written for upcoming production.

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