Klaus Nomi VS Godzilla!

Just looking at the Castro Theater schedule for Godzilla Fest info (more later) and ran across this! “The Nomi Song” a documentary on Klaus Nomi. Wah. It is playing the night the mother in law arrives.


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“THE NOMI SONG: He looked an alien, sang like a diva-Klaus Nomi was one of the 1980’s most profoundly bizarre characters: a counter tenor who sang pop music like opera and brought opera to club audiences and they LOVED it. A story of fame, death, friendship, betrayal, performance, and the greatest New Wave rock star that never was. Featuring: performance artist Ann Magnuson, Gabriele Le Fari, and David Bowie. Germany (2004) 99m. US Premiere.
Co-presented with Frameline.”


And just got an email from an old friend that he is putting on Godzilla Fest at the Castro Theater in November. SO EXCITED. A seven day fest to celebrate the beastie’s 50th anniversary. Woo!
Scroll all the way down to November 17-23 to see the full line-up!
Here’s the blurb from Augie!
GODZILLAFEST: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF MONSTROUS MAYHEM!
NOVEMBER 17th-23rd, 2004
CASTRO THEATRE
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, California 94114
GODZILLAFEST is San Francisco’s seven-day, twenty-film celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the world’s most famous monster. GODZILLAFEST is not only showcasing five decades of monster cinema, at the 1400-seat Castro Theatre [http://www.thecastrotheatre.com], but is also dedicated to the talented artists who brought these films to life. GODZILLAFEST will feature displays on the films and public addresses by several Guests of Honor, from Japan and the US, who were involved in the making of the series. GODZILLAFEST’s Guests of Honor include actors HIROSHI KOIZUMI (Mothra, Ghidrah, Godzilla: Tokyo SOS), AKIRA KUBO (Monster Zero, Son of Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters), TSUTOMU “TOM” KITAGAWA (Godzilla in Godzilla 2000, Godzilla: Tokyo SOS, Godzilla Final Wars), RUSS TAMBLYN (West Side Story, War of the Gargantuas, Twin Peaks), JERRY ITO (Mothra, The Last War, The Manster), ED KEANE (Atomic Rulers of the World, Battle in Outer Space, Mothra)… and the hosts of the KTVU’s legendary “Creature Features,” BOB WILKINS and JOHN STANLEY. GODZILLAFEST also has the backing of Toho Co., Ltd., Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Consul General of Japan, and has been accepted as part of the Consul General’s 150th Anniversary Celebration of US-Japan Relations [http://www.cgjsf.org].
In conjunction with the Bay Area Film Events, the Castro Theater, Toho Co. Ltd., Sony Repretory and Henshin! Online (incoporating Kaiju Productions), GODZILLAFEST is proud to present our Big Movie Lineup: Godzilla: the Uncut Original (1954), Godzilla: King of the Monsters! (Raymond Burr Version), Rodan (1956), The H-Man (1958), Battle in Outer Space (1959), Mothra (1961), King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), Ghidrah: The Three-Headed Monster (1964), Monster Zero (1965), War of the Gargantuas (1966), Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966), Son of Godzilla (1967), Destroy All Monsters (1968), Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973), Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991), Godzilla vs. Destroyah (1995), Godzilla 2000 (1999), GMK: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001), Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) and Godzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003). The Castro Theatre will also host autograph sessions with the Guests of Honor, Q&A, lectures, Godzilla-related vendors and events (check out the official website for
showtimes and events). GODZILLAFEST promises to be the Biggest Godzilla Event of the 50th Anniversary!
Bay Area Film Events will also be hosting at coordinating several GODZILLAFEST-related events, before and running concurrent with the Film Festival and Guests of Honor at the Castro Theatre, held at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, located at 1840 Sutter Street in San Francisco’s Japantown [http://www.jcccnc.org].
November 3rd-23rd, 2004: IMAGINE GODZILLA!
Imagine Godzilla, allows a rare, first-hand, chance to see original pre-production art from the archives of director Ishiro Honda and art director Yasuyuki Inoue.
November 13th, 2004: THE BIG G’s 50-YEAR BASH!
This event will include a Videogame Tournament of Atari’s new “Godzilla: Save the Earth” (soon to be released on the Playstation, X-Box and Gamecube platforms), while the Model-Building Contest will showcase the talents of local modelers. In addition, there will be a variety vendors booths, offering a wide array of Godzilla goods, food and more!
[listens to the Mothra theme]