Excl Photos: Roger Corman in Conversation at BFIMovies/TV,News Chris Alexander
On October 25th, the BFI (British Film Institute) welcomed the one and only filmmaker, producer, director, mogul, mentor and media personality Roger Corman as a special guest, as part of their “Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film” series. In front of a packed room, Corman talked about his craft, his life, his times and philosophies with another legend, writer and genre scholar Kim Newman.
The BFI was kind enough to send us a pair of exclusive pics documenting the once in a lifetime event (you can see video excerpts of below), in which Corman’s 1961 Poe-inspired, Richard Matheson-penned masterwork THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM was screened. Have a look and be sure to pick up FANGORIA #328, still on stands and in our store, in which we do our own in-depth interview with the legendary cinema hero.
The BFI is the leading organization for film in the UK and since 2011 has combined a creative, cultural and industrial role as a Government arm’s length body and distributor of National Lottery funds. Its key priorities are to support a vibrant UK film culture by investing in film education, audience access, filmmaking and film heritage. Founded in 1933 the BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter.
Visit BFI for more information. THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM screens again November 26 at 6:30 p.m.