“The Blair Witch Project,” a legendary American psychological horror film released in 1999, will be presented in the Community Room on Friday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. The free Halloween-time screening, presented by South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, will also feature an introduction and a Q & A with the audience by Kevin J. Foxe, the film’s Executive Producer, who previously resided in South Pasadena. The “airline version” of the film will be the one shown, with the R-rated words removed. The film is not recommended for small children or preteens.
The film centers on three student filmmakers who disappear while hiking in the Black Hills in 1994 while shooting a documentary about a local legend, the Blair Witch. Viewers are informed that the trio was never seen again, but their equipment, including the film they shot, was recovered a year later. This footage is presented as the film that audiences watch.
“The Blair Witch Project” was an astounding critical and popular success that grossed over $248 million worldwide. Many rumors exist about its actual original production cost, but it’s believed by some to be around $50,000. No matter what, “The Blair Witch Project” is easily one of the most successful independent films ever made. It’salso one of the scariest. It has also spawned a film sequel, two books, a photonovel, and a trilogy of video games.
Kevin J. Foxe, director, producer, and writer, has been working in film and ‘new media’ since it was actually new. He co-founded the New Media Council of the Producers Guild of America, and was its Vice Chair for its first three years. Directing and producing in film, digital, web and multimedia for over 30 years, Kevin has been behind many groundbreaking and successful projects including, of course, “The Blair Witch Project,” the film that changed interactivity between the internet and film forever.
Foxe was instrumental in making the Sundance Audience Award winner "How to Draw a Bunny,” the early interactive PBS series,“Ancestors,” and "Zazengo.com," a social network app that tracks individual and global change. Kevin also created the unique and revolutionary mobile app "iMouth", as well as many
independent films which he produced for first time directors. Most recently, he
directed the finale episodes for the popular independent TV series,
"Jackson Horn" on Fox. Kevin is currently directing a 3D feature
film, "The Ghost Experiment," and producing and directing the
upcoming reality series, "The Velo, The World's Smallest Bike Shop.
The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street. No tickets or reservations are necessary (or available). Doors will open at 6:30
p.m. and plentiful parking will be available in the South Pasadena Unified
School District lot at 1020 El Centro Street. Special thanks to Videotheque and
the South Pasadena Unified School District.