FILMUSIK LIVE: MISSILE TO THE MOON
DIRECTOR: RICHARD CUNHA
US, 1959
Portland’s Filmusik presents a new, original soundtrack conducted live by composer Scott Ordway with orchestra and live voice dubbing. In this wonderfully absurd sci-fi tale—definitely not made by rocket scientists—scientist Dirk Green catches a couple of escaped convicts hiding out in his backyard rocket ship and forces them to help pilot his ad-hoc flight to the moon. As plot thickening would have it, another scientist and his fiancée happen to climb on board at launch time too. After Green dies in a freak accident caused by a meteor shower, the makeshift crew finds there is cheesy life on the moon after all: oddly ambulatory rock-monsters, the sinister female ruler Ledo and her scantily clad moon-babes, and awesome giant spiders that look like they may have been made by inspired, but only moderately gifted, third graders. (78 mins.)

TICKETS at NWFilm.org

Sponsored by Artists Repertory Theatre, whose 2011/12 season opens September 6 with “God of Carnage.”

BAND: EDIBLES

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