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Godzilla Returns to the Bal Theatre!

Godzilla Returns to the Bal Theatre!
And this time he's bringing some friends...

June 20, 2015 - San Leandro, CA;  Bay Area Film Events is bringing the
King of all Kaiju back to the Bal Theatre for their fourth annual
Godzilla Night!

This year features an expanded show with an extra, bonus matinee.

First up at 3:00PM is a matinee of the film that kicked off Godzilla
Night in 2012, the biggest monster battle of them all, KING KONG VS.
GODZILLA. Along with the 1962 full-color classic, there will also be
Godzilla clips and trailers.

The main show kicks off at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:00PM) with a mini
film fest based on the upcoming documentary KAIJU GAIDEN.

"Kaiju" is the Japanese word for "monster", meaning "strange beast".
"Gaiden" is a Japanese word which means "outside story". It normally
refers to a supplemental story or spin-off. KAIJU GAIDEN is the
continuing story of the giant monster genre.

KAIJU GAIDEN is also the title of a documentary film by
director/producer David Hall spotlighting various Japanese filmmakers
who have continued the tradition of tokusatsu (special effects) movies.
It is part of the Independent Kaiju Project, an endeavor by producer
Mark Jaramillo to track down, catalog, and promote independently made
kaiju films that have languished in obscurity.

KAIJU GAIDEN is the first documentary which assemble various filmmakers
who have produced their own movies featuring gigantic monsters stomping
cities and engaging in savage battle with one another. Although made at
different time periods, the directors still utilize traditional special
effects techniques unique to the genre, sometimes supplemented with
modern technology. The directors will tell their respective stories of
their love for the genre, their inspirations, and the issues involved in
making a special effects film.

Mark Jaramillo will be on hand to present some of the amazing shorts
that will make up the documentary, including GAMERA 4, GEHARA, WOLFMAN
VS. GODZILLA and others! This is the only place you will be able to see
these uncut, in their entirety! There will also be clips from some of
the longer features. If you think you've seen every Japanese monster
movie ever made, think again and don't miss this!

And if that wasn't monstrous enough, the co-feature is the absolute
classic of Japanese monster cinema, the film that started it all, the
original GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS (1956). This version of the
original film has not been seen on Bay Area theater screens since BAFE
showed it in 2004 at the Castro Theatre for Godzillafest!

Also back is the Great Godzilla Raffle and an amazing Art Contest that
will allow audience members to vote for their favorite entries!

All this, plus prizes and merchandise from BAFE's Kevin deAntonio, Kaiju
Vinyl Legion's James Osborne and art by Gaz Gretsky! There are sure to
be other cool surprises as well.

When Godzilla stomps into town, how can you not be there?

Information and updates can be found at or on
the Bay Area Film Events Facebook page.

Tickets for both shows are available at the Bal Theatre box office or
online at

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Posted 15 May, 2015 - 13:31 by VF5SS