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B-Movie Creator Talks Cheap Filmmaking | Green Apple

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Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Green Apple Books | 506 Clement St., San Francisco, CA 94118

Event Details

On Saturday April 2 at 2pm, Green Apple will host James Nguyen, the “visionary creator” of what might be one of the great B-movies of all time: Birdemic: Shock and Terror. Produced for less than $10,000 and filmed in the Bay Area (and even partially on our own Clement Street), Birdemic is “a meditation on Hitchcock’s classic and the environmental chaos caused by the industrial Age.”

The film was recently written up in USA Today, which said “While Birdemic will probably never be honored at the Oscars — unless they add a Best Use of Exploding CGI Vultures category — Nguyen’s enthusiasm for his so-bad-it’s-good film and his do-it-yourself attitude were infectious to everybody around the low-budget production.” See the trailer for evidence of all of the above.

Nguyen has written a short memoir on his making of the movie, which he will be discussing on April 2. This might be one to mark on your calendar.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Geek Event, Literature, Movies, San Francisco
Venue: Green Apple Books
Address: 506 Clement St., San Francisco, CA 94118