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New York — Among films that featured actress Karen Black:

"You're a Big Boy Now," 1959.

"Hard Contract," 1966.

"Easy Rider," 1969.

"Five Easy Pieces," 1970.

"Drive, He Said," 1971.

"Little Laura and Big John," 1972.

"Portnoy's Complaint," 1972.

"The Great Gatsby," 1974.

"Airport 1975," 1974.

"The Day of the Locust," 1975.

"Nashville," 1975.

"Burnt Offerings," 1976.

"Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean." 1982.

"Caged Fear," 1992.

"Starstruck," 1994.

"Dogtown," 1996.

"Fallen Arches," 1997.

"Sugar: The Fall of the West," 1998.

"House of 1000 Corpses," 2003.

"Firecracker," 2005.

"Contamination," 2007.

"Vacationland," 2012.

"She Loves Me Not," (completed) 2013.

"The Being Experience," (in post-production) 2013.
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2012 Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase Lineup Announced

The annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase is a great way to support the many local filmmakers who practice their art in our area. Cinema St. Louis, our city’s non-profit cinema-related event planning group, will present The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase July 8-12. This is the 12th annual presentation, which serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis natives or films with strong local ties. The 16 film programs that screen at the Tivoli from July 8-12 serve as the Showcase’s centerpiece. The programs range from full-length fiction features and documentaries to multi-film compilations of fiction and documentary shorts. Many programs include post-screening Q&As with filmmaker. It all ends with a closing-Night Awards Party Thursday July 12th sponsored by Stella Artois from 8 p.m. to midnight at Blueberry Hill‘s Duck Room,
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Bottling Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine"

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According to reports, "Dandelion Wine", a 1957 semi-autobiographical novel by author Ray Bradbury, will be developed as a motion picture, with writer Rodion Nahapetov ("Contamination"), attached to adapt a screenplay.

"Dandelion Wine" is is set during the summer of 1928 in the fictional town of 'Green Town', Illinois — a pseudonym for Bradbury's childhood home of Waukegan, Illinois.

The novel developed from the short story "Dandelion Wine" which appeared in the June 1953 issue of "Gourmet" magazine. The title refers to a wine made with dandelion petals and citrus fruit.

In the story, dandelion wine, as made by the protagonist's grandfather, serves as a metaphor for packing all of the events of summer into a single bottle :

"...young 'Douglas Spaulding' knows 'Green Town', Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest
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Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine Headed to the Big Screen

It has been announced in a press release that Mike Medavoy, producer of such acclaimed movies as Shutter Island and Black Swan, and Doug McKay, Vice-President of Production at Phoenix Pictures, have teamed with legendary sci-fi, fantasy and horror author Ray Bradbury, screenwriter Rodion Nahapetov (Contamination), and producer Natasha Shliapnikoff (Stir) to produce a movie adaptation of Bradbury's enchanting novel Dandelion Wine. First published in 1957, Dandelion Wine is a collection of semi-autobiographical short stories that chronicle the magical adventures of a young boy in the summer of 1928.

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Link | Posted 8/22/2011 by BrentJS

Rodion Nahapetov | Mike Medavoy | Ray Bradbury | Natasha Shliapnikoff
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Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine" Gets Adapted

Mike Medavoy and Doug McKay are set to produce a film adaptation of classic sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury's 1957 semi-autobiographical work "Dandelion Wine" for Medavoy's Phoenix Pictures says the trades.

Set in 1928, the series of short stories is connected to a 12-year-old boy named Douglas Spaulding as he experiences an unforgettable summer in a small town in Illinois.

Though less outright fantasy or sci-fi than other works of his including "The Martian Chronicles" and "The Illustrated Man", there's still a touch of unreality to it despite its much more personal approach.

Bradbury penned this book between writing two of his most famous works - "Fahrenheit 451" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes".

Rodion Nahapetov ("Contamination") will pen the screenplay.
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Dandelion Wine Set For Adaptation

One of Ray Bradbury's most enduring books, Dandelion Wine is set for a film adaptation, Variety reports. Rodion Nahapetov, the writer, director and star of 2008's Contamination , is attached to provide the screenplay. A loosely connected series of short stories based on Bradbury's childhood in 1928, Dandelion Wine was first published in novel form in 1957. The author's official website offers the following official synopsis: Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended...
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We Are Movie Geeks attends Contamination in St. Louis

Contamination, St. Louis. second annual convention billed as our city.s first and only .Horror, Sci-Fi, and Pop Culture Convention. was last weekend and We Are Movie Geeks was there to cover all the action (and to drink). The con took place at the Westport Sheraton Chalet and Hotel in West St. Louis County. Contamination is put on by Dyer Straits Productions who, according to their website .is constantly thinking outside the box trying to bring you the best and the most unusual in Horror, Sci-Fi, Music and Pop Culture.. The guests last weekend included Tony Todd (who played Candyman!), Kane Hodder (played Jason in three Friday the 13th Films), Brad Loree (played Michael Meyers in one of the Halloween films), and the cast of the never-aired 1994 TV movie The Fantastic Four. Headline guests Eric Roberts and Norman Reedus (of Boondock Saints and The Walking Dead fame) were no-shows but
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St. Louis: Contamination 2011 Will Infect our City all Weekend Long

For the second year in a row, St. Louis will play host to Contamination. Horror, sci-fi, and pop culture will all be spotlighted in this three day convention that includes guest appearances, film screenings, guest panels, artists,vendors, and a rocking late night concert. Last year’s successful debut event helped pave the way for an even bigger event then the one that preceded it. Contamination 2011: The Sequel (aptly titled) will be held this Friday through Sunday June 24-26 at the Sheraton Westport Chalet. Eric Roberts, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, and the cast of The Boondock Saints are just a handful of the guests that will be featured at this year’s event. Keep reading to see all the details about Contamination.

This year’s convention holds host to a vast array of celebrities and cult figures all under one roof. Where else are you going to see former
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Contamination 2011 Honoring Military at Convention this Weekend‏

All branches of active duty military recognized with Free

or discounted admission St. Louis, Mo . June 20, 2011 . Dyer Straits Productions (Dsp) will honor all branches of active duty military at Contamination 2011: The Sequel this weekend June 24-26, 2011. Active duty soldiers showing up in uniform will get Free admission to the pop-culture, sci-fi and horror convention at the Sheraton Chalet in Westport Plaza. Active duty soldiers in civilian clothing will get ½ price admission. All will need to show current military ID at the ticket table to take advantage of this offer.

The second year of Contamination is bigger and better with celebrities, film icons, TV stars, sports figures, models/Playmates, filmmakers and musicians. Eric Roberts and .The Boondock Saints. Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Dela Rocco are headlining the event along with an impressive lineup of icons at this highly anticipated follow-up event.

In addition to horror fan favorites
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Contamination Giveaway

The Contamination Horror, Sci-fi, & Pop Culture Convention is back for another great year, and we are giving away weekend passes to the event & tickets to a special Contamination concert staring Grammy Winner G Tom Mac. (“Cry Little Sister” From The Lost Boys, “Child Of Mine” Performed By Roger Daltrey, “Is That You?” Performed by Kiss on their 1980 “Unmasked” Album, “You”Re Never Over” Performed by Eminem)

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be In The St. Louis Area The Weekend Of The Convention.

2. Fill Out Your Name And E-mail Address Below. Real First Name Required.

3.Why do you want to go to the Contamination Horror, Sci-fi & Pop Culture Convention?

Winners Will Be Chosen Through A Random Drawing Of Qualifying Contestants. No Purchase Necessary. Passes Will Not Be Substituted Or Exchanged.

Contamination 2011: The Sequel Sheraton Westport Chalet June 24-26, 2011

Special Guests Include:

Eric Roberts

James Munroe : The Expendables, Maroni : The Dark Knight,
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Get Contaminated with 'Contamination 2011 The Sequel'

This years line up for 'Contamination 2011' continues to grow. Check out the list of additions to the already stellar lineup below, including Tony Todd!

From the Offical Release:

Dyer Straits Productions (Dsp) announce the newest additions to Contamination 2011 The Sequel: Tony Todd (“Candyman”), Bill Johnson (Leatherface in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2”), “Day of the Dead” Reunion with Gary Klar, Mark Tierno and Terry Alexander, Dan Shor (Ram in 1982’s “Tron”) along with Playboy Playmate Max Wasa. These celebrities join an already impressive lineup of icons at the highly anticipated follow-up to St. Louis’ first horror, sci-fi and pop-culture convention all under one roof. The Sheraton Westport Chalet will host the event June 24th – 26th, 2011. Actor Eric Roberts and “The Boondock SaintsSean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Dela Rocco are headlining the event.

Horror fans will also have a “Jason” (Kane Hodder, “Friday the 13th parts 7-10”), a “Michael Myers” (Brad Loree,
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Contamination 2011 The Sequel - Dates & Headliners Announced

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Contamination 2011 The Sequel - Dates & Headliners Announced

Eric Roberts & “The Boondock SaintsSean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Dela Rocco Headline Contamination 2011 – St. Louis’ Only Horror, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention – June 24-26, 2011

Dyer Straits Productions announce the dates and current headliners for Contamination 2011 The Sequel, their highly anticipated follow-up to St. Louis’ first horror, sci-fi and pop-culture convention under one roof. The Sheraton Westport Chalet will host the event June 24th – 26th, 2011. Actor Eric Roberts and “The Boondock SaintsSean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Dela Rocco will headline.

Eric Roberts, one of Hollywood’s edgier, more intriguing characters, was most recently seen this summer in Sylvester Stallone’s action hit “The Expendables.” Among his numerous credits, too lengthy to mention, he had a memorable role in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” as Salvatore Maroni and is probably best known as “Paulie” in “The Pope of Greenwich Village.
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Con-tamination 2011 Is Bringing The Saints To Saint Louis

November 10, 2010 . Dyer Straits Productions announce the dates and current headliners for Contamination 2011 The Sequel, their highly anticipated follow-up to St. Louis. first horror, sci-fi and pop-culture convention under one roof. The Sheraton Westport Chalet will host the event June 24th . 26th, 2011. Actor Eric Roberts and .The Boondock Saints. Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Della Rocco will headline.

Eric Roberts, one of Hollywood.s edgier, more intriguing characters, was most recently seen this summer in Sylvester Stallone.s action hit .The Expendables.. Among his numerous credits, too lengthy to mention, he had a memorable role in Christopher Nolan.s .The Dark Knight. as Salvatore Maroni and is probably best known as .Paulie. in .The Pope of Greenwich Village.. He has also been a recurring character on popular soap opera .The Young and the Restless. this year.

Cult favorites from .The Boondock Saints. and its sequel have been attracting long
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Contamination 2011 The Sequel - Dates & Headliners Announced

Hey gang! The dates and headliners have been announced for the horror, sci-fi, pop culture convention, Contamination 2011 The Sequel! If you plan on attending it looks like there some great stuff to look forward too!

Eric Roberts and The Boondock Saints Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Dela Rocco will all be in attendance at the convention which will take place on June 24-26, 2011

Here's the Official Announcement:

St. Louis, Mo – November 10, 2010 – Dyer Straits Productions announce the dates and current headliners for Contamination 2011 The Sequel, their highly anticipated follow-up to St. Louis’ first horror, sci-fi and pop-culture convention under one roof. The Sheraton Westport Chalet will host the event June 24th – 26th, 2011. Actor Eric Roberts and “The Boondock SaintsSean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Dela Rocco will headline.

Eric Roberts, one of Hollywood’s edgier, more intriguing characters, was most recently seen this summer in Sylvester Stallone’s action hit “The Expendables.
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