American Cinematheque Presenting LA Premiere of That Guy Dick Miller on December 5th


Dick-Miller---After-DarkDick Miller is one of the last great American character actors. Every moviegoer knows his face, but few know his name, and even fewer know his story – an aspiring writer turned accidental actor. But thanks to Elijah Drenner’s documentary That Guy Dick Miller, that’s about to change.

Miller has worked with some of our best directors: Scorsese, Corman, Fuller, Dante, Cameron, Demme, and more. Whether sharing the screen with Nicholson, De Niro, Schwarzenegger, or The Ramones, Dick has been stealing scenes since his debut in 1955.

For the first time, Dick Miller has allowed filmmakers incredible access to his life and home for this funny and unexpected story. Joining him are the directors, producers, co-stars, and friends who have helped make him Hollywood’s leading “that guy”

The American Cinematheque at The Egyptian Theater in Hollywood will present the Los Angeles premiere of That Guy Dick Miller on Friday, December 5th, kicking off a weekend of some of the beloved character actor’s greatest films. From the cantankerous neighbor Murray Futterman in Gremlins to his stand-out scene stealing moments in The Terminator, After Hours, and Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, Dick Miller’s incredible career story has never before been told until now.

After making a splash at the SXSW 2014 Film Festival, the documentary has been playing film festivals across the nation, but this is the first screening in Los Angeles. “There’s something immensely satisfying to see this film premiere at one of the Hollywood’s greatest institutions,” says director Elijah Drenner. “To see the spotlight turned on Dick after a 60-year career in show business is very gratifying. This is one of the reasons why we made the movie.”

Dick Miller Weekend Details:
THAT GUY DICK MILLER makes its Los Angeles premiere on Friday, December 5th, at 7:30 PM PT and will be followed by a Q&A with Drenner and Dick and Lainie Miller.

On Saturday, December 6th, a triple-feature of GREMLINS (in glorious 70mm!), GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH, and DEMON KNIGHT will feature Q&A’s with Miller, Joe Dante, Ernest Dickerson, and other guests.

Concluding the weekend on Sunday, December 7th, will be a double-bill of A BUCKET OF BLOOD and WAR OF THE SATELLITES featuring a Q&A with director Roger Corman and Miller.

Tickets to these events can be purchased at Fandango.

The Egyptian Theater is located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028.

Not in or near LA?  Don’t worry; the film was picked up for North American distribution by Canada’s IndieCan Entertainment and is slated for a theatrical release in the winter of 2014/2015. For more info visit the official That Guy Dick Miller website and follow That Guy Dick Miller on Twitter and The American Cinematheque on Twitter.

Dick Miller & Jackie Joseph - Gremlins 2




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