Guanajuato 2014: Roger Corman's Master Class (Recap And Photos)
B movie king Roger Corman was honored this year at the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF).
A selection of both Corman-directed and produced films were screened during the festival, at such venues as the city's Teatro Juarez, the graveyard, and the university. Corman presented all of them in Guanajuato Capital (one of the two cities that hosted the festival), staying up late to visit the graveyard where such films as The Tomb of Ligeia and The Pit and the Pendulum were shown.
I arrived late to the celebration but still just in time for the main homage and the master class. On Friday, August 1, the festival's official homage to Corman happened at the Teatro Juarez. It began with a video that introduced Roger Corman to the audience (with footage ripped off mostly from the documentary Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel), and with the legend himself talking for a few minutes about The Intruder, the chosen film for the night. He said The Intruder was a very personal film and probably the best he has ever made.
On Saturday, August 2, the master class was held, which you can read about below. Corman talked about some of his films as well, and you can find what he said on The Fast and the Furious, The Little Shop of Horrors, The Intruder, The Wild Angels, The Trip, and Grand Theft Auto in the gallery below; which also includes very cool, exclusive photos of Corman in Mexico! Read on.