Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Aug 11, 2018

Among sci-fi’s most acclaimed and prolific writers, Harlan Ellison (1934 - 2018) created fantastic worlds ranging from the inner mind to “The Outer Limits.”

“Soldier” (1964, 51 min. Dir. Gerd Oswald) Harlan Ellison adapted his short story “Soldier From Tomorrow” to open the second season of “The Outer Limits.” A warrior (Michael Ansara) from the distant future appears on Earth and begins to assimilate, until his enemy arrives in pursuit. With Lloyd Nolan.

“The Discarded” (2007, 41 min. Dir. Jonathan Frakes) Based on Harlan Ellison’s 1959 short story, this episode of TV’s “Masters of Science Fiction” stars Brian Dennehy and John Hurt as leaders of a disease-stricken community banished to a spaceship orbiting Earth.

Program hosted by film historian Leonard Maltin. Discussion following “The Discarded” with writer Josh Olson. Discussion following DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH with director Erik Nelson.
2007, 95 min, USA, Dir: Erik Nelson

Harlan Ellison's recent passing has left a huge, never-to-be-filled vacancy among his fans, disciples and anyone who cares about writing and freedom of expression. Like his peers Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut, Ellison’s output was originally shunted into the literary ghetto of sci-fi, but Ellison and his work came to define its own genre, which will remain as unique as its creator. Twenty-five years in the making, the recently remastered DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH is a literary documentary that captures Harlan Ellison, his magnetic personality and his indelible work, along with appearances from Robin Williams and author Neil Gaiman. Directed by the producer of GRIZZLY MAN and A GRAY STATE, Erik Nelson, it features an original score composed and performed by Richard Thompson.

Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Aug 11, 2018 • 5:00pm

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