Wednesday, October 28, 2015

“The Curse of the Cat People” screens at Daystar Center October 31,2015

Gothic Noir: The Horror Films of Val Lewton – The Curse of the Cat People
Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL
When: October 31, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by Stephen Reginald

The Curse of the Cat People (1944)—With the runaway success of Cat People (1942), it was inevitable that the studio executives would demand a sequel. Producer Val Lewton, ever the clever and creative man, produced this psychological masterpiece, which gave Robert Wise his first directorial credit. The film concerns a shy young girl named Amy who imagines that her secret friend is the deceased Irena from the original Cat People. Classic scenes: Amy lost in a snowstorm, as she is “pursued” and an old woman’s scary storytelling.

Before the movie, grab a cup of coffee from Overflow Coffee Bar, located within the Daystar Center. You can bring food and beverages into the auditorium; we even have small tables set up next to some of the seats. General Admission: $5 Students and Senior Citizens: $3.

Have some Joe and Enjoy the Show!
Before the movie, grab a cup of coffee from Overflow Coffee Bar, located within the Daystar Center. You can bring food and beverages into the auditorium; we even have small tables set up next to some of the seats. General Admission: $5 Students and Senior Citizens: $3.

Join the Chicago Film club; join the discussion
Once a month we screen a classic film and have a brief discussion afterward. For more information, including how to join (it’s free), click here.The Venue 1550 is easily accessible by the CTA. Please visit Transit Chicago for more information on transportation options.

Simone Simon and Ann Carter

Stephen Reginald is a freelance writer and editor. He has worked at various positions within the publishing industry for over 25 years. Most recently he was executive editor for McGraw-Hill’s The Learning Group Division. A long-time amateur student of film, Reginald hosts “Chicago Film Club,” a monthly movie event held in the South Loop, for the past two years. Reginald has also taught several adult education film classes at Facets Film School, Chicago.


Daystar Center located at 1550 S. State St. works through a grassroots network of collaborations and partnerships with individuals and other nonprofit organizations. Through this web, they’re able to provide educational, cultural, and civic activities that enrich and empower their clients, guests, and community members. To learn more about classes and events offered at the Daystar Center, please visit their Web site.
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