This week, Mondo will travel to NYC to unveil a batch of new screenprints at this year’s New York Comic-Con. The week after, they’re headed back home for their heavily buzzed-about Universal Monsters gallery show. If those were the only events Mondo had scheduled this month, they’d already be delivering an incredible month for fans of the brand…but it’s just been announced that they’ve got even more tricks up their sleeve: later this month, Mondo’s holding a pair of screenings in Los Angeles to benefit the Debra Hill Foundation, and their guest list sounds damn impressive.
Want to know everything we know about Mondo’s upcoming screenings of Big Top Pee-Wee and Halloween? Meet me after the jump, folks.
If there’s any doubt left that Mondo isn’t the hardest-working crew in Poster World these days, one need only look to their schedule for October, 2012: over the next few weeks, the company has several notable events taking place, and—believe it or not—they’ve just added yet another to that lineup.
Recently, it was announced that Mondo would be backing a pair of screenings at L.A.’s New Beverly Cinema to benefit the Debra Hill Foundation, but until this morning there was precious little info to go on about that event: what movies were screening? Who’d be attending? How many posters could we expect to be released? Well, all of that’s now been made clear. Ahem:
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is pleased to announce the first-ever Debra Hill Film Festival on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. One of the most beloved and influential producers of her time, trailblazer Debra Hill was one of the first women to establish herself as a major feature film producer in the modern era. The Debra Hill Film Festival is a benefit to raise funds for the Debra Hill Fellowship –the single-largest charitable grant given exclusively to emerging producers. The Festival was established by the Producers Guild of America in association with Women In Film, the New Beverly Cinema, and Mondo.
Proceeds from the Film Festival will fund the Debra Hill Fellowship. The Debra Hill Fellowship is awarded annually to a young producer graduating from an accredited graduate film program with a producing-specific curriculum. Recipients of the Fellowship are selected by the PGA’s Debra Hill Fellowship Committee and awarded based on candidates’ professional promise and and personal reflection of Debra Hill’s legacy of humanism and activism.
And what films will be playing on the 26th and 27th? On the 26th, the Hill-produced Big Top Pee-Wee will open the mini-festival, with stars Paul Reubens, Penelope Anne Miller, and Randall Kleiser in attendance. On the 27th, Mondo will screen John Carpenter’s original Halloween with Carpenter himself on-hand for a Q&A. Both events are offering two different kinds of ticket: a $100 (or so) ticket that will guarantee a seat in the theater and a limited-edition poster available only at the event, and a $500 (or so) VIP ticket that will include a meet-and-greet with the special guests attending that screening, a regular and variant edition print from Mondo, and priority seating in the theater. Phew!
You can purchase tickets to the event via Brown Paper Tickets here and here, and you can stay tuned to Limited Paper in the days ahead for more information on the event, along with our coverage of every other Mondo-related shindig happening this month! Lots more on the way, folks, so stay tuned!
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Watch the trailers for both films below: