“One Million Years B.C.” @ FLMNH (July 24)

Published: June 29th, 2015

Category: News

The Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Creative B” summer film series continues in an sf vein, with Don Chaffey’s 1966 dinosaur and cavegirl epic One Million Years B.C.

Chaffey’s film, a joint production of Hammer Film Productions and Seven Arts, is celebrated for its stop-motion dinosaurs by legendary animator Ray Harryhausen, in sequences that are still considered among the best practical effects of this kind. Also prominently featured is Welch’s famous fur-trimmed bikini. A publicity still for the film showing Welch in the outfit became one of the most popular pinup posters of the mid-20th century.

The event begins at 7 PM. The screening will be preceded and followed by a roundtable discussion featuring:

  • Ian Breheny – Museum Operations Specialist at the FLMNH, and co-founder of the film series
  • George Burgess – Coordinator of Museum Operations; Director, Florida Program for Shark Research
  • Terry Harpold – Associate Professor of English, Film & Media Studies at UF
  • Tim Lawrence – A Jacksonville-based graphic artist and effects designer with a long history of SFX work in television and major motion pictures

One Million Years B.C. is unrated. Some scenes may be too intense for young children.

All “Creative B” events are free and open to the public.


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