This Saturday and Sunday (November 10th and 11th) will be Joe Dante Weekend at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater. It’s all part of Cinema St. Louis’ upcoming St. Louis International Film Festival (Sliff) where Dante will receive a lifetime achievement award from Cinema St. Louis. Directors who have previously been honored with a Sliff Lifetime Achievement Award include Paul Schrader, John Sayles, and Rob Nilsson. Joe Dante is the director of Piranha, The Howling, Gremlins, Innerspace, Matinee, and many more great films.
At 6:30pm on Saturday the 10th there will be a screening of Dante’s 2009 family friendly 3D horror film The Hole. This will be followed by an on-stage interview with Dante moderated by Video Watchdog editor Tim Lucas. Tim did a similar interview with director Roger Corman last year at the Hi-Pointe as part of Vincentennial, the Vincent Price