Monday, July 16, 2012

ICM Presents Summer Film Series

The Imperial Calcasieu Museum presents their annual Summer Film Series which brings you classic movies with discussions lead by members of the community. This Thursday offers the next installation of the series with a screening of The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao at 6 p.m. The movie will be hosted by Jim Serra of KPLC. Admission is $4 for non-members and free to Museum members. There will be snacks, beer, and wine for a very low price. 

The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao was directed by George Pal and starred Tony Randall in the title role. The 1964 movie was adapted from the 1935 fantasy novel by Charles Beaumont. In the early 20th century, Dr. Lao brings his circus to the town of Abalone. The town is under threat due to a break in the water supply system and wealthy businessman Clint Stark advises everyone that he's prepared to buy them all out, lock, stock, and barrel. What he doesn't tell anyone is that the railroad will run through the town in less than a year's time. The local newspaperman, Ed Cunningham, and the librarian, Angela Benedict, both think Stark is up to no good. Dr. Lao spins his magic and the good townsfolk can have their fortune told: be introduced to Pan, the God of Joy, or entertained by Merlin the magician and his tricks. Dr. Lao gets them to look at life differently and not to sell out to the highest bidder.

The Museum's Summer Film Series will continue with Yellow Submarine on Thursday, July 26th, and Barbarella on Thursday, August 2nd. For more information, call 439-3797.