Thursday, July 28 - 7:30 PM BARBARA EDEN IN PERSON
7 FACES OF DR. LAO, 1964, MGM, 100 min. Dir. George Pal
When the mysterious Dr. Lao (Tony Randall) arrives in tiny Abalone, Arizona, with his traveling circus in tow, the locals soon discover that this is no ordinary sideshow. The circus performers offer reflections of the townspeople that aren’t always flattering; a rapacious rancher (Arthur O’Connell) sees a great serpent, and a bitter woman is even turned (briefly) to stone. But Lao’s changing faces and cryptic pronouncements can also enlighten, bringing a grieving widow (Barbara Eden) out of her shell and teaching her young son to embrace the wonders of the world. One of noted fantasy filmmaker George Pal’s most distinctive creations, 7 FACES OF DR. LAO earned an Academy Award nomination for its special effects, and an honorary Oscar for William Tuttle’s makeup work. Book signing of Jeannie Out of the Bottle in the lobby at 6:30. Discussion following with Barbara Eden.
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Added by AmericanCinematheque on July 5, 2011