Excl Photos: Roger Corman in Conversation at BFI


On October 25th, the BFI (British Film Institute) welcomed the one and only filmmaker, producer, director, mogul, mentor and media personality Roger Corman as a special guest, as part of their “Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film” series. In front of a packed room, Corman talked about his craft, his life, his times and philosophies with another legend, writer and genre scholar Kim Newman.

The BFI was kind enough to send us a pair of exclusive pics documenting the once in a lifetime event (you can see video excerpts of below), in which Corman’s 1961 Poe-inspired, Richard Matheson-penned masterwork THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM was screened. Have a look and be sure to pick up FANGORIA #328, still on stands and in our store, in which we do our own in-depth interview with the legendary cinema hero.

The BFI is the leading organization for film in the UK and since 2011 has combined a creative, cultural and industrial role as a Government arm’s length body and distributor of National Lottery funds. Its key priorities are to support a vibrant UK film culture by investing in film education, audience access, filmmaking and film heritage. Founded in 1933 the BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter.

Visit BFI for more information. THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM screens again November 26 at 6:30 p.m.



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Chris Alexander
Author, film critic, teacher, musician and filmmaker (not to mention failed boxer) Chris Alexander is the editor-in-chief of FANGORIA Magazine. He got his first professional break as the “Schizoid Cinephile” in the pages of Canadian horror film magazine RUE MORGUE before making the move to FANGO in 2007. His words have appeared in The Toronto Star, Metro News, Wired, Montage, The Dark Side, Tenebre and many other notable publications and he appears regularly on international television and radio.
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