Joe Dante’s 16mm Spotlight continues at the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian with Ladybug Ladybug, Frank Perry’s rare sophomore feature. The stark 1963 drama depicts the tragic events that unfold after a group of schoolchildren are evacuated following a potentially real nuclear alert. The movie, which was adapted by Eleanor Perry from a short story by Lois Dickert, probes the psychological states of the children and the teachers as they make their way across a rural landscape. An interesting time capsule worthy of rediscovery, the film will be presented in a 16mm print from the personal library of Joe Dante and John Davison. The evening begins with a 1932 Flip the Frog cartoon — also in 16mm — directed by Ub Iwerks.
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