Monday, July 30, 2007

The Cry of The Winged Serpent

The B Movie Celebration today announced that it had secured the rights to screen Cry of The Winged Serpent. The film produced by Roger Corman's Concorde-New Horizon tells the story of young man is given an amulet that can call upon the power of the mythical Winged Serpent which he uses to get revenge on those who have oppressed his people. Directed by Jamie Wagner and starring Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2, Empire Records and La Femme Nikita) as well as Robert Beltran (Star Trek, Nixon and Night of The Comet).Jim Wynorski and Concorde New Horizon has gifted us with Cry of The Winged Serpent says Don Becker, The Indy Film Co-op Producer of showing and we are exceedingly grateful Cry of The Winged Serpent will be shown on the screens of The Historic ArtCraft Theatre at 9:30 PM August 17th in Franklin Indiana as part of The B Movie Celebration. A celebration of all cinematic B things being held August 17th thru 19th in Franklin, Indiana, the garden spot of the Mid West. The B Movie Celebration is an event unlike any other. Part film festival, part educational symposium and part circus. Over sixty classic B feature film films will be shown, including 'Forbidden Planet", "Night of The Living Dead" and "Death Race 2000". Appearing at The Celebration, will be Troma Studio founder Lloyd Kaufman, B Film Legend Jim Wynorski, Effects Guru Tom Savini and numerous other practitioners of the B movie art form. Tom Barker, of The B Movie Celebration, " What we want to build here is a tradition for Franklin, a tradition for the Mid West and a tradition for all fans of B Movies, now having a world premiere of a Hollywood feature film, well that?s just butter on top of the popcorn" Please go to and check out our schedule, you won't be sorry. You also can purchase tickets online at

Friday, July 27, 2007

The Indy Film Co-op is proud to have a Brownsburg resident, Steve ‘Papaw’ Pyatte, as Master of Ceremonies for the B MOVIE CELEBRATION during the weekend of August 17th through 19th in beautiful Franklin, Indiana. Pyatte is a self-professed fan of classic B science fiction and horror films. Just what is the B MOVIE CELEBRATION? Steve Pyatte explains. “Sixty classic B movies, B movie icons Kaufman, Wynorski, Savini and Brooks, loads of B filmmaking seminars, tons of filmmakers, screenwriters, special effect artists and actors galore, added to the hundreds and hundreds of B movie fans coming from everywhere - all gathered in one place to celebrate B movies and to simply have some fun.” The B MOVIE CELEBRATION is an event unlike any other and is not to be confused with a film festival. This weekend promises to be better than a three-ring circus for any B movie fan. Included in the great line up of over sixty feature B films to be shown are the classics, ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’, the ‘Bride of Frankenstein’, 'Forbidden Planet", "Night of The Living Dead" and "Death Race 2000". Special guests appearing at The B MOVIE CELEBRATION will be Troma Studio founder Lloyd Kaufman, B film legend and maverick director, Jim Wynorski, special effect make-up guru Tom Savini and ‘Plan 9 from Outer Space’ B movie great, Conrad Brooks. Kaufman will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award. Other special guests include Midnight Movie Host, Mr. Lobo, horror director Jim O'Rear, . Pyatte states, “I am truly honored to have been asked to emcee this one of a kind event to celebrate B films and some of the pioneers associated with bringing them to us. To be onstage with these great inspirations will be a highlight of my career as a filmmaker.”“To those who attend, I promise that the B MOVIE CELEBRATION will be a fun weekend you will never forget. A fabulously fun weekend of B films.” says Pyatte. To see the complete schedule for the B MOVIE CELEBRATION or to purchase tickets please visit For further information email

Friday, July 6, 2007

Lloyd Kaufman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The B Movie Movie Celebration is pleased to announce that the recipient of its first lifetime achievement award is Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Studios. A day long retrospective of “The Best of Troma” will be shown as well a a presentation by the King of B’s himself Lloyd Kaufman. The retrospective hosted by actor Steve “Papaw” Pyatte will occur on August 18th, 2007 at the historic ArtCraft Theatre in Franklin, Indiana.

In January 2000, Kaufman founded the TromaDance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Determined to give independent film back to the people, Kaufman established a festival where there is no entry fee to filmmakers to submit their films, nor is there any admission charged to audience members. The TromaDance Film Festival presents a broad spectrum of films and film styles, creating an opportunity for everyone to put their own personal vision on film and have it seen. Kaufman is also a tireless innovator, constantly using new developments in technology to foster the growth of independent art. Kaufman has also earned the respect and trust of his peers in the independent filmmaking community. He has served as Executive Vice Chairman of the American Film Marketing Association (AFMA). Thanks to his vision of independent cinema’s future on the Internet, Kaufman was asked to help create and currently chairs AFMA’s New Technologies Opportunities Committee.