(8.21) H.P. Lovecraft was born here in Providence on August 20, 1890, and the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council will be hosting a weekend of movies and events to celebrate. From the Facebook event page.
3 days of Lovecraftian film and activities, including author readings, panels, and vendors. For over 20 years, the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival® has been the vanguard of Weird independent cinema, adapted from or inspired by the works of the father of Cosmic Horror, H. P. Lovecraft. The festival was founded by Andrew Migliore in Portland, OR, where it has run continuously since, but it has spawned several horrible offspring in various cities . . . including Seattle and Austin, as well as special screenings as part of the biennial NecronomiCon in Providence. This will be the first stand-alone H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Providence, hosted by the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council.
Friday: 6pm to 11:30pm/Films at Providence Public Library, and the Mall of Cthulhu!
Saturday: 12:30pm to 11:30pm/Films and shopping at PPL. Saturday Highlights include:
~1:15 to 3pm, world premiere of “Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom,” an animated feature based on the Arcana comic book, featuring the voices of Ron Perlman, Christopher Plummer, Jane Curtin, and Doug Bradley.
~5:30pm to 6:30pm a presentation by Donovan K. Loucks “Lovecraft’s Providence” don’t miss this!
~10pm to 2am at The Dorrance, “Narragansett Lovecraft Beer Release Party” — White Ship White!
Sunday: 11am, head over to the Arcade for more Mall of Cthulhu, author readings, and an adaptation panel. Then head over to the Atheneum.
Festival wraps up at the Providence Atheneum — 3:30pm to 5pm — with a special presentation of “The Call of Cthulhu.” A special “live commentary” 10th Anniversary presentation of “The Call of Cthulhu” with filmmakers Andrew Leman and Sean Branney, preceded by a wine and cheese reception.
Go here for Complete Festival Schedule. And in case you missed it, Niels Hobbs and the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council was featured big-time in a piece last Sunday in The New York Times, “How to Find the Spirit of Lovecraft in Providence.”
Lovecraft Film Festival, Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21, ticket information here.