2012 Halloween Horror Screenings: 20 Million Miles to Earth at LACMA

20 million miles to earthLocation: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Description: LACMA presents a pre-Halloween screening of the 1957 black-and-white science fiction film, about a strange creature from Venus that lands on Earth and escapes. This is one of a handful of such movies featuring superb stop-motion effects by movie magician Ray Harryhausen. Stop-motion (which used small puppets with armatures, photographed one frame at a time) was the fore-runner of today's computer-generated imagery - a way to bring to life creatures and characters that could not be believably realized with makeup or men in suits. The technique had its limitations, but Harryhausen always surmounted them with an artistry that imbued his characters with a distinctive liveliness often lacking from more modern techniques.

Screens in the Bing Theatre. Tickets $4 for general admission, $2 for seniors.

Date: 2012- October 30 at 1pm