Ed Wood

  • Dir: Tim Burton

  • USA, 1994, 126 mins

  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker

The American filmmaker Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) famously lacked talent in directing, producing, writing and acting, but that didn’t stop him from churning out a string of campy exploitation films in the 1950s and 60s. In fact, in the years since his death in 1978, the king of super-lowbudget grade-Z movies has been celebrated for his celluloid shocker schlock, including the cringeworthy transvestite docu-drama Glen or Glenda (1953) and Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) , a sci-fi flick that has the dubious honor of being voted the worst movie of all time. Tim Burton’s black-and-white bio-pic is a love letter to both guerrilla-filmmaking and Wood’s genuinely touching friendship with drug-addicted Bela Lugosi (Martin Landau), the washed-up star of the horror classic Dracula and to whom Wood offers a second chance at eternal Hollywood fame.

1995 Academy Awards, Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Makeup

11/11/2017 (Sat): Post-screening talk with Long Tin



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