When:
Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:00p -
9:30p

Where:
Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Admission:
$8-10

Categories:
Film

Event website:
https://lightboxfilmcenter.org/programs/strange-illusion

A young man has a recurring dream in which an uncanny gentleman attempts to woo his mother, after seeing his dad die mysteriously in a car accident in the same dream. Paul Cartwright consults a psychiatrist, who is also a friend, and realizes that his dream is coming true, especially after receiving a posthumous letter from his father about his mother’s suitor. The plot of Edgar G. Ulmer’s Strange Illusion may be strictly Poverty Row, but it also steals admirably from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, with a major dose of post-World War II interest in Sigmund Freud. This screening is part of Lightbox Film Center’s new series, Down & Dirty in Gower Gulch, a retrospective of low-budget “Poverty Row” films from the ‘30s and ‘40s restored by UCLA Film & Television Archives.

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25/05/2019 20:00:00 25/05/2019 21:30:00 15 Strange Illusion A young man has a recurring dream in which an uncanny gentleman attempts to woo his mother, after seeing his dad die mysteriously in a car accident in the same dream. Paul Cartwright consults a psy... Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit