Friday, July 21st at 9:15pm
FlickIt! presents FLASH GORDON
Can heroic earthling Flash Gordon (Sam J. Jones) save the world from the nefarious Ming the Merciless (Max von Sydow) in this lavish, intentionally campy adaptation of the famous sci-fi comic strip? The story is as basic as space operas get: Ming has developed a plan to destroy the Earth, and Flash and his attractive companion, Dale Arden (Melody Anderson), are called upon to stop him. Along the way, Flash must battle Ming’s goons, avoid the amorous attentions of Ming’s daughter, and unite the warring kingdoms of Planet Mongo to save our world. Set to an appropriately over-the-top rock score by Queen, ‘Flash Gordon’ has developed an appreciative cult of fans who admire the film’s humorous approach and the detailed, colorful production design. (1980, PG, 111 mins)
This month’s event is a benefit for the Muse Writers Center and is sponsored by Coelacanth Brewing Company, Atlantis Games & Comics, Quixotic Arts, & Stage Right Lighting.