Tuesday, August 23, 2011

SF in SF Presents Ringers: Lord of the Fans

This is a big one, folks! Come to SF and SF movie night and see Tolkien fans' answer to Trekkies.

On Thursday August 25th, SF and SF will be screening the award-winning documentary Ringers: Lord of the Fans. Special guests are the film's director, Carlene Cordova, and bestselling author Peter S. Beagle (of The Last Unicorn fame), who wrote the screenplay for the Ralph Bakshi animated Lord of the Rings film.

Ringers explores the growth of the Tolkien fandom, and how it has influenced pop-culture over the last fifty years. Hear the story of LOTR on screen, from its first cartoon adaptations to the Peter Jackson films--including an interview with Jackson himself--and witness the awesome that is Leonard Nimoy performing "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins."

Ringers won the award for Outstanding Achievement in a Documentary at the 2005 Newport Beach Film Festival and was nominated for Best DVD Release at the 2006 Saturn Awards.

Thursday August 25th
Doors and cash bar open at 6:00, show starts at 7:00
Suggested $5-$10 donation, with proceeds going to Variety Children's Charity

This event takes place at:
The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor - entrance is next door to Citibank
582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

Email sf in sf events@gmail.com for more information


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