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Central Public Library Screening: 'Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman'

Original theatrical poster by Reynold Brown for "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman," a 1958 American science fiction feature film produced by Bernard Woolner for Allied Artists Pictures.

Above: Original theatrical poster by Reynold Brown for "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman," a 1958 American science fiction feature film produced by Bernard Woolner for Allied Artists Pictures.

“A Titanic Beauty Spreads a Macabre Wave of Horror”

The San Diego Public Library will screen the film "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor auditorium of the Central Library, located at 820 E Street in downtown San Diego.

The film is the inaugural offering of the library’s monthly SchlockFest film screenings, an homage to the classic B movies from Hollywood’s Golden Age. This event is FREE to the public.

About the film:
Fueled by atomic-age paranoia and timeless human foibles, this film is a feminist revenge thriller with lasting appeal. One of the most beloved camp classics of the 1950s begins with a three-way recipe for genre disaster: a cheating husband married to an alcoholic heiress and a scheming mistress with a burning desire for her rival’s lavish inheritance. But before the greedy lovers can say "Super-Size Me," the insanely jealous wife gains a towering advantage—after exposure to alien radiation in the back deserts of California, she grows to a height of 50 feet—and proceeds to wreak havoc as a giant woman scorned. Despite cheap and sometimes cheesy special effects, the film has gained a loyal cult following over the decades.

Learn about other events at the San Diego Public Library’s Central Library and 35 branches, find links to numerous additional resources, or search for materials in the Library’s catalog online at www.sandiegolibrary.gov.

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