Berlin celebrates its first Woodmas with ‘Plan 9 from Outer Space’
On Friday 9th of October, Berlin will celebrate its first ever Woodmas at the formerly known as Stummfilmkino Delphi. Woodmas is the Woodian Christmas, celebrating the birth of famed “Worst Director of All Time”, Ed Wood.
The event will kick off with a screening of Plan 9 from Outer Space, which stars Wood’s friend and long time collaborator Bela Lugosi in his final role, alongside Tor Johnson, Vampira (Maila Nurmi) and Criswell as the narrator. In the film, residents of California's San Fernando Valley are under attack by flying saucers from outer space. The aliens intend to conquer the planet by resurrecting corpses in a Hollywood cemetery. The film is the unintentional mother of an entire genre of cult classics: “the epitome of so-bad-it's-good cinema, Plan 9 From Outer Space is an unintentionally hilarious sci-fi.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
A Woodmas after-party will follow with DJ Lobotomy playing a set inspired by the retro monster-mash style of Ed Wood’s film. The audience is invited to wear angora (Wood was obsessed with it) and/or clothes of the opposite sex paying homage to one of the filmmaker’s many quirks.
The occasion also calls for the exchange of not-so-good gifts keeping in the spirit of Wood’s budget films. Guests are invited to bring their own bad gifts to exchange. There will also be other Woodmas themed performances and installations, celebrating the beauty of bad taste. To top it all off, Vodka Gimlets, Ed Wood’s favourite cocktail, will be served at the bar at a Woodian price. And if you drink like Ed Wood used to, hang on to your angora!
Friday 9th October 2015, 7:30 pm
Gustav-Adolf-Straße 2, 13086 Berlin
€11 (online pre-sale)
€13 (at door).