Hey, Los Angeles! Are you ready for a double feature of epic proportions? Secret Movie club is presenting the first public screening of Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters documentary at LA’s iconic Million Dollar Theater. The premiere will be paired with a 35mm archive print screening of Universal's legendary Bride of Frankenstein. Following the Bride screening, Mignola's documentary will screen, including a live onstage interview with Mike Mignola, (the legendary creator of Hellboy), alongside documentary filmmakers Jim Demonakos and Kevin Konrad Hanna, and Secret Movie Club founder Craig Hammill.
Attendees will be able to purchase a limited-edition 18” x 24” Secret Movie Club poster featuring Hellboy, the Frankenstein monster, and the monster’s bride, by Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. The Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters event will begin at 6:00 PM. Advance ticket and poster sales are available now.
“Mike Mignola is an inspiration, especially for creators like himself who don't fit into traditional creative spaces,” said filmmaker Jim Demonakos. “His story is about defending his vision, and his creative drive reflects all of ours who want to tell unique stories.”
The documentary features in-depth interviews with Mignola alongside appearances from the likes of Patton Oswalt, Guillermo del Toro, Neil Gaiman, Rebecca Sugar, and Victor LaValle, Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters is a film for fans of the Hellboy universe and the Hellboy movies, but is also described as "a film for anyone interested in creativity and the imagination."
“In a world populated by Marvel and DC’s corporately owned superheroes, Mike Mignola forged his own path,” said filmmaker Kevin Konrad Hanna. “In addition to creating Hellboy, Mignola created one of the most successful independent comic book universes in the history of comics. He’s a true visionary.”
“We're really humbled, excited, and honored to have Mr. Mignola speak to our community of movie lovers and movie makers,” said Secret Movie Club founder Craig Hammill. “Great movies are often made by folks who are inspired by the art of other mediums. Mr. Mignola's key work as a storyteller and artist in comics that strongly reflect his voice mirrors the journey of independent filmmakers. We're excited that our audience will get to ask Mr. Mignola questions directly about his journey and his thoughts on movies, creativity, and storytelling.”
Edit: This event has been rescheduled from the original August date to October 15th.
The event will include:
6:00 PM Bride of Frankenstein
7:45 PM Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters
9:30 PM Onstage Q&A with Mignola and the documentary filmmakers.
The Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters documentary was originally crowdfunded on Kickstarter, where it generated more than half a million dollars in pledges from backers. It will be appearing at film festivals throughout the year. For more information about the film, follow the documentary’s Twitter account. For more information on Secret Movie Club, follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.