Cinema St. Louis announces Vincentennial: The Vincent Price 100th Birthday Celebration, held May 19-28, 2011
Vincentennial: The Vincent Price 100th Birthday CelebrationWhen:
Hi-Pointe Theatre, 1005 McCausland Ave.; Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd., Forest Park; Washington University's Brown Hall Auditorium, Forsyth Boulevard and Chaplin Drive (two blocks west of Skinker Boulevard); Muny's Bank of America Pavilion, Forest ParkHow much:
Tickets for screenings at the Hi-Pointe, except for the two programs featuring Roger Corman, are $12 each or $10 for Cinema St. Louis members and students; tickets for the Corman programs ("The Tomb of Ligeia" on May 21 and "The Masque of the Red Death" on May 22) are $25 each or $20 for Cinema St. Louis members and students. Screenings at venues other than the Hi-Pointe are free, and no ticket is required; seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.More info:
www.vincentennial.com or 314-289-4150
Born in St. Louis on May 27, 1911, iconic actor Vincent Price retained a special fondness for his place of origin, and that love is now reciprocated with Vincentennial, a celebration of his 100th birthday in his hometown.
Price was not only a notable St. Louisan but one of the 20th century's most remarkable men. To do full justice to the range of his accomplishments, Vincentennial features not only a 10-day film festival but also a pair of exhibits, a stage production, and illuminating discussions by Price experts and film historians. Bookending Vincentennial are special appearances by legendary filmmaker Roger Corman, who receives a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Victoria Price, author of "Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography," who presents a multimedia remembrance of her father.
Vincentennial is a production of Cinema St. Louis, the nonprofit that annually presents the Stella Artois St. Louis International Film Festival. The event director is Tom Stockman, who has collaborated on programming with Cinema St. Louis and curated the exhibits. Vincentennial's presenting sponsor is Mary Institute and Saint Louis County Day School (MICDS).
Vincentennial's main venues are the Hi-Pointe Theatre (where screenings take place from May 20-22), Washington U.'s Brown Hall Auditorium (where screening unspool from May 23-26), and the Missouri History Museum (which hosts events on May 19, 22, and 27). The culminating event will be held on May 28 at the Muny in Forest Park, where an outdoor screening of "Edward Scissorhands" and "Vincent" occurs in the Bank of America Pavilion on the Muny's west side.
Tickets for screenings at the Hi-Pointe, except for the two programs featuring Roger Corman, are $12 each or $10 for Cinema St. Louis members and students with current and valid ID; tickets for the Corman programs ("The Tomb of Ligeia" on May 21 and "The Masque of the Red Death" on May 22) are $25 each or $20 for Cinema St. Louis members and students. Screenings at venues other than the Hi-Pointe are free, and no ticket is required; seating will be on a firstcome, first-served basis.
In addition to the screenings, Vincentennial features two exhibits: "Vincentennial: The Legacy of Vincent Price," held from April 22-Aug. 6 at the Sheldon Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Blvd.; and "Vincent Price Presents," held from April 29-June 29 at Star Clipper Comics, 6392 Delmar Blvd. Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre also performs an adaptation of "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., on May 13-14 and 20-21; and a presentation of "Super-8 Vincent Price Movie Madness" occurs at the Way Out Club, 2525 Jefferson Ave., on May 26.
Vincentennial's presenting sponsor is Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS). Supporting sponsors include Missouri Arts Council, Missouri Humanities Council, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, Mary Strauss, and Whitaker Foundation. Presenting partners include Frontyard Features, Missouri History Museum, The Muny in Forest Park, Sheldon Art Galleries, Star Clipper Comics, and Washington University's Film and Media Studies Program. In-kind sponsors include Bad Dog Pictures, Evil Prints, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, MetLife, Pirate Pictures, Sight & Sound Production Services, and Stella Artois.
For more information, including a full schedule, descriptions of all Vincentennial programs, and biographies of Price and the event's guests, visit www.vincentennial.com