Pick for 4/21/11 – “King Dong”

King Dong dips us into the aesthetically manicured world of never-known comedy filmmaker Len Cella. Making films and videos since the 1960s, this one-man production unit makes the lowest-brow art with all the seriousness of an auteur. His apartment is a living film set, his day job as a house painter is interrupted by stints on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and growing old only makes him stronger- physically and artistically. Come take a VHS-tinted glimpse into Broomall, Pennsylvania’s comedy shorts anti-legend.

-Echo Park Film Center

Echo Park Film Center Presents KING DONG

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 | 8:00 PM
Director Simon Mercer in attendance!

Also on the program: a curated selection of shorts spanning Cella’s 40 years making films, from his infamous Moron Movies to more recent forays into music and conceptual fart humor.

Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA. 90026
Parking Tips: Street


6 thoughts on “Pick for 4/21/11 – “King Dong”

  1. So, he’s from Broomall….interesting. I wish I was in LA to watch the film but I’m on the other side of the country at the moment. Are there any other places to watch it online, like on Netflix or a film website or something? I hope the screening goes well!

  2. Thanks for letting me know about the update on this King Dong movie. I’ll post a congratulatory announcement on my blog tomorrow for my Film Festival Wednesdays series. I can understand keeping it offline during the film festival run, so hopefully it will screen near my town but he is welcome to send a DVD otherwise. Thanks again!

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