THE KING OF KONGS
Though the ape is old, the thrill remains. Shake off your memories of Peter Jacksons recent misguided remake and take in the original in all its glory: Film Forum celebrates the 75th anniversary of King Kongs 1933 release, which took place at Radio City Music Hall and the RKO Roxy. Witness cutting-edge Depression-era special effects in all their glorysure, you know its really a 24-inch ape on a Culver City backlot, but thats still all of Fay Wray screaming her head off. Think you can match her? Then make it to the 1 p.m. screening for the Fay Wray Scream-Alike Contestjust be careful where you practice your panicked outcry.
Sun., March 2, 1 & 4 p.m., 2008
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